If you didn’t get your flu shot yet this season, you’re in luck. There’s still time.
Flu season can stretch beyond the winter months, and peaks at a different time each year. Local pharmacies are encouraging those who didn’t get the vaccine yet, to do so, because it not only prevents you from catching the flu, but also everything that goes along with it such as lengthy hospital stays.
“You don’t want to rush out and get it when you’re already sick,” said Shelley Calvert, a pharmacist at Waterfront Family Pharmacy in Morgantown. “Once you get the flu shot it takes about two weeks to build up immunity. It’s important to get it you as soon as possible cause it could even peak in March, and so you’d be ready.”
So far this season there are not as many outbreaks of the flu as we saw last year. Calvert is hoping that is because this year’s vaccine is more effective.