Flu Shots

“The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.”– Centers for Disease Control

The CDC suggests everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot annually to protect themselves from influenza – a serious disease that can lead to a number of health complications including death.

The strain of influenza varies from year to year. Over time, the flu shot’s effectiveness weakens. That’s why a yearly flu shot is recommended.

Test Smartly Labs offers flu shots, and we can:

  • Come to you (many workplaces have us come into the office and give flu shots to the entire team)
  • Offer shots at our facility

Flu season generally spans from October through May. Ideally, you would get a flu shot a few weeks before flu season starts since it can take two weeks for the antibodies to be ready to combat influenza. But, even if it’s well into flu season – it’s wise to get a shot.

The CDC only recommends the injectable shot and not the nasal vaccine anymore.

Can the flu shot give me the flu?

This is a common myth and question – and a reason many people don’t get their flu shots. Long story short… no – the flu shot doesn’t give you the flu. For more info, read the CDC’s answer.