When is the best time to get a flu shot, and why is it so important?

December 1, 2014 8:41 PM

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It’s that time of year again. Christmas music seems to have taken over every airwave, from the radio to any and every store you enter. But the joy of the season is often accompanied by sniffles and sneezes. December is the beginning of peak flu season. Have you been vaccinated yet? If you haven’t gotten a flu vaccination already, early December is the time to do it.

Flu season starts in October and continues into May. Ideally, everyone who could get a flu shot would get a flu shot by October. In reality, less than half of Americans get vaccinated.

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