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Delayed shipments of flu shots could mean you’re not vaccinated in time for flu season


(WFLA) – Only time will tell if the 2019-2020 flu season is as long as last year’s…the lengthiest flu season in a decade, according to the CDC.

However, doctors are now warning patients of a shorter time frame in which to get vaccinated for influenza this year, due to a backlog in flu shot production and shipment.

The good news? This year’s flu shot should be more effective.

The bad news? A much shorter window to get the shot before the emergence of flu season, especially considering a flu shot doesn’t become effective until two weeks after it’s adminstered.

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