When should I get a Flu Shot?

Posted December 1st, 2013 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in Flu Shots

Although the flu season lasts from October until May, with most cases occurring between late December and early March, the flu vaccine is usually offered between September and mid-November. Getting the shot before the flu season is in full force gives the body a chance to build up immunity to, or protection from, the virus.

Even though it’s ideal to get vaccinated early, the flu shot can still be helpful later. Even as late as January, there are still a few months left in the flu season, so it’s still a good idea to get protected.

For more information or to schedule your flu shot in Northville and Novi Michigan contact Dr. Victoria Dooley MD of Northville-Novi Family Medicine at 248-946-4905

Free Flu Shots – Novi MI

free-flu-shots-novi-miFlu season starts in September.  Be sure to get your Flu shots from Sept-April every year.

Dr. Victoria Dooley reminds that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone 6 months and older should get a yearly shot to prevent seasonal influenza. Those with chronic diseases are especially in need, she said.

Her office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily but she recommends calling ahead to check on availability at 248-946-4905.

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