Q. Is it too late to get the influenza vaccine?
A. No, it is not too late to get the influenza vaccine. Although many people have been diagnosed with influenza in recent weeks, the season is expected to last until spring, so getting vaccinated would still be wise. The types of influenza that are circulating are contained in this year’s vaccine, but remember it takes about two weeks for protective immunity to develop after receiving the vaccine. So the sooner you get vaccinated, the better.