My Q and A with Global News Health IQ - When to get your Flu Shot

Ever wondered when should I get my flu shot? I chatted with Global News’ Health IQ about timing. Hint: It’s never too late but earlier is always better!

Q: What happens if you wait too long to get your flu shot?

“It’s never too late to get the flu shot, but earlier in the season is best,” said Dr. Alyson Kelvin, a professor in the division of infectious diseases at Dalhousie University.

“It is recommended to be vaccinated as soon as the yearly influenza vaccine becomes available through your health-care provider or pharmacist. This is usually mid- to late October here in Canada. Although the flu season formally runs from October to April …” read more

Jeff Coombs