CDC: September, October are best months to get your flu shot

A woman receives a flu shot. A CDC report found that this year's flu vaccine doesn't match the virus circulating. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

While there still isn’t a coronavirus vaccine yet, you do have a shot at doing one good thing to keep yourself healthy this fall. Getting your flu shot!

Infectious disease experts say it’s almost time for the annual flu shot, and the CDC says September or October are good times to get your vaccination.

Summer months are usually too early to get the shot, especially for the elderly, since getting it too early may reduce protection later in the flu season when it is spreading the most.

The CDC recommends flu vaccinations for everyone over 6 months old, as long as there aren’t indications they shouldn’t receive it.

Most influenza vaccines available for the 2020 to 2021 season will be able to fight against four different flu viruses. 

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