Can a flu shot wear off if you get it too early? Perhaps, scientists say

(By Helen Branswell for STAT)

It can be jarring to see placards advertising “Flu Shots Today” in late July or early August in 80-degree weather.

But those signs may be more than just an unwelcome reminder that summer’s days are numbered. Mounting scientific evidence is raising questions about whether vaccinating people that early may actually be undermining the effectiveness of the nation’s massive flu vaccination program. Continue reading article here…

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