What month does the flu shot come out?
CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. However, getting vaccinated early (for example, in July or August) is likely to be associated with reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season, particularly among older adults.
When can you get a flu shot in Canada?
Everyone 6 months and older should get the flu shot.
When should I get flu shot 2020 2021?
There is no change in CDC’s recommendation on timing of vaccination this flu season. Getting vaccinated in July or August is too early, especially for older people, because of the likelihood of reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season. September and October are good times to get vaccinated.
How effective is the flu shot for 2020?
21 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses. Specifically, the flu vaccine has been 50% effective against influenza B/Victoria viruses and 37% effective against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09.
What is the flu shot for 2020?
Approximately 99% of the projected vaccine supply produced for the 2020-2021 flu season will be quadrivalent (4-component) vaccines. The only trivalent vaccine available for the 2020–2020 flu season will be the trivalent formulation of the adjuvanted flu vaccine licensed for use in adults 65 years and older.
How long does the flu shot last?
How long does immunity from influenza vaccine last? Protection from influenza vaccine is thought to persist for at least 6 months. Protection declines over time because of waning antibody levels and because of changes in circulating influenza viruses from year to year.
Is the flu shot free at Shoppers Drug Mart?
Please contact the Shopper’s Drug Mart that provided your influenza vaccine (flu shot) and ask which vaccine you received. The high-dose influenza vaccine is publicly funded (free) for those 65 years of age and older and living in long term care or assisted living.
Do you have to wait 12 months between flu shots?
The flu shot offers protection against the flu for about 6 months. A person should get a flu shot every year, and the best time to get one is the end of October.
How long is the flu season 2020?
Between 39 million and 56 million people were sickened with the flu this flu season, which ran from Oct. 1, 2019, to April 4, 2020, preliminary CDC data shows.
Are there 2 different flu shots this year?
For 2020-2021, all flu vaccines except one are quadrivalent.
The only trivalent flu vaccine available this year is Fluad, an adjuvant vaccine for people aged 65+. (Confusingly, Fluad is available this year in both trivalent and quadrivalent forms.)
Is there a downside to getting the flu shot?
Some possible downsides to flu shots include: only about 40–60% of flu shots are effective in preventing the flu each year. they can take up to 2 weeks to start working. sometimes, they cause mild side effects, such as pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site.