When it comes to your health, it’s always better to take action before problems present themselves. But what should you do if you haven’t gotten a flu shot? The doctors at Palmetto Tri-County Primary Care wants you to understand how serious the flu can be. Here are the best steps you can take for the remainder of this winter’s flu season.

Is it too late to get the flu shot?

It’s never too late to visit a doctor for a flu shot, even if you think the flu season is almost over. In fact, the worst outbreaks of influenza in South Carolina often happen in January or February, months after many people have been vaccinated. Since the flu doesn’t rest, it’s better to be safe than sorry! However, it is important to note that the vaccine takes at least two weeks to take effect in your system.

Does getting multiple shots give greater protection from the flu?

If you have health conditions that cause your immune system to be weakened, your doctor may recommend getting two flu shots. The same goes for some elderly people or children. However, current research shows that getting two flu vaccinations doesn’t lead to stronger immunity for most people. Ask your primary care physician to see what’s recommended for your particular situation.

The primary care doctors at Palmetto Tri-County Primary Care will help you make the best decisions for your health. Call our Lancaster, SC office today to make an appointment.

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