Flu vaccines in August??
Yes! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that we start immunizing our patients as soon as we receive the vaccines, and our vaccines have arrived!
We usually start seeing influenza in our patients in early winter. The peak of the "flu season" is most often in February or March. However, two year ago we diagnosed lots of flu in October; last season there was almost no flu until March.
The bottom line: get your child immunized as soon as you can. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity and this will last for the entire flu season.
Visit the "What's New" area of our home page to learn how to arrange for a flu vaccine appointment at our office.