With fall quickly approaching, some people are already thinking about flu vaccines.
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There may be a few stray cases of the flu toward the end of summer, but the flu usually doesn't become a major concern until the middle of the winter.
Doctors recommend getting the vaccine in October to make sure it is working hardest when the flu is most common in Rochester, which Doctor Ann Falsey says is December.
"When dealing with the flu, everything is a bit of a gamble. I don't think its a good idea to get your flu vaccine too early, because more is better. About 2-4 weeks after you get the vaccine, you get the biggest boost - your antibody levels are at their highest, then in the next few months they drift down. So generally by next spring they're kind of down to where you started," says Ann Falsey Professor of Medicine.
Though the vaccine has become limited in the past, Falsey says major suppliers have
made sure they have enough for everyone this year.