21 Nov Should You Get The Flu Shot While Sick?
Flu shots are an effective way of preventing influenza infection. The vaccine allows for your body to manufacture antibodies against common strains of influenza virus. Should you get a flu shot while sick?
In short, no. Flu shots are not effective ways of recovering from an infection once you are sick. It can take up to two weeks for a flu shot to reach its peak efficacy, as it takes some time for your body to create those antibodies which ward off infection. A case of flu will generally run its course in 3 to 5 days.
Can you get a flu shot when you have Covid-19?
Flu shots are recommended for most everyone, even those who have contracted Covid-19. Viruses cause infection indiscriminately, regardless of whether you are sick with another infection or not. That’s why, this flu season, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. Covid-19 and the strains of influenza which are responsible for seasonal flu are different viruses, so it is possible to contract an infection of both simultaneously.
While social distancing guidelines should be observed, Covid-19 has no bearing on influenza immunity, making it still imperative to get vaccinated against seasonal flu. Flu shots are a guaranteed way to decrease your chances of getting an influenza infection.
What is the best time to get a flu shot?
Flu season falls between the fall and winter months, so it is advised to get a flu vaccine in September – October for protection all throughout flu season.
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