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Elite Daily: Here’s How Long The Flu Shot Lasts, In Case You’re Worried About Being Sick For The Holidays
October 12, 20182 min read
By: LabFinder Team
Medically reviewed by: Dr. Robert Segal, M.D.

Can you hear the coughing in the streets? Does every sneeze from a random passerby frighten you just a little more than it does in the summertime? Well, it should, because flu season is sneaking up on us, my friends, and it’s ready to pounce — which means it’s time to consider the preventative measures available to you, including the flu shot. And, listen, if you’re wondering how long the flu shot lasts, and whether or not you have to get the vaccine this year if you got it in 2017, well, I have some potentially disappointing news for you. The answer is, yes, you do need to get the shot again, regardless of how you prepared for the 2017-2018 flu season. Truck right on down to your doctor’s office, and, as I often have to do, close your eyes until the whole needle thing is over.

Dr. Segal shares some misconceptions and tips about the flu shot with Elite Daily. Read here.



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Written by: LabFinder Team / Approved by: Dr. Robert Segal, M.D.