Flu Shots

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

The CDC advises anyone 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.

A different strain of flu shows up every 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 typically spans from October through May. It’s ideal to get vaccinated a few weeks before flu season starts since it can take two weeks for the antibodies to fully kick in. 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 I get the flu from the flu shot?

This is a common misconception – and a reason many don’t get their flu shots. However, the flu shot doesn’t give you the flu. For more info, read the CDC’s answer.