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When should you get a flu shot?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick answers questions about the flu and the flu vaccine.

We’d like to have everybody vaccinated for flu by the end of October. But flu season generally stretches all the way into the spring.

So you can get a flu shot anytime during flu season, but it’s best to get it at the beginning of flu season which is generally October.

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