Ask the VEC: Is It Too Late for an Influenza Vaccine?

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Q. Is it too late for an influenza vaccine?

A. No, it’s not too late to get an influenza vaccine. Influenza season tends to peak between December and February, but may last throughout the spring. However, because it takes about two weeks to develop immunity after immunization, it is important to get immunized as soon as possible. 

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