Time to get flu shots
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recommending residents ages six months and older get an influenza (flu) vaccine, and nasal spray is once again an option.
“It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “The flu season typically starts around October so we recommend you make plans to get vaccinated now, before flu season begins.”
Flu activity peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May. Check with local health care providers or health departments to find convenient locations for flu shots.