Timing of your annual flu vaccine DOES matter! (August 2019) You may be seeing ads to entice you to "beat the crowds and come get a flu shot" in August. Truth is- this is NOT the optimal time to get your annual flu shot! In order to protect yourself during peak flu season, you should wait to get your flu shot. The vaccine effectiveness decreases every 28 days, so getting the flu shot too early (ex. August) in the season can leave you unprotected later when flu season hits.
Don't be fooled by the flu - make sure you get the right flu shot, at the right time for the right protection!