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Can I still get a flu shot after flu season has begun?

What should you do if you forgot to get vaccinated and now here it is flu season? Get your flu vaccine. It only takes two weeks for the vaccine to rev up your immune system to better resist the virus.

You can still get a flu shot even if flu season has already begun. It is never too late to get a flu shot during flu season. The only time it may not be helpful is if you catch the flu after flu season has started but you haven't yet gotten the flu shot. The purpose of the flu shot is to help protect you from the flu.

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