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Health experts encourage flu shots by the end of October
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Health experts encourage flu shots by the end of October

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Based on what’s happening in the Southern Hemisphere, this year’s flu season may be severe. “Australia did just conclude influenza season, which came out to be the worst in the preceding five years,” said Kiya Mohadjer, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at Renown Health.He explains that Australia is kind of a “crystal ball” into what the fall and winter months can look like for us, and with that being said, now is the time to build your immune system. “Ideally, we would get everyone vaccinated by the end of October to ensure a sustainable immune response throughout the influenza season,” said Mohadjer.Like many other vaccines, the effectiveness of the flu shot fades each month. “There was a study recently in the Clinical Infectious Disease that suggest...