Dr. Julie Day, the earlier you can get your flu shot, the better. On today's Health Minute, find out how the flu shot works and three important reasons to get your shot as soon as possible.">

Oct 13, 2017 — It is not too soon to get your flu shot. In fact, according to Dr. Julie Day, the earlier you can get your flu shot, the better. On today's Health Minute, find out how the flu shot works and three important reasons to get your shot as soon as possible.

Interview

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: It is not too soon to get your flu shot. Dr. Julie Day, why is earlier better than later when it comes to getting the flu shot?

Dr. Day: Flu shots generally become available in September, and that's when you should get them. There are three reasons why you should get it sooner than later. Number one, takes a little time for your body to develop immunity, so get it done before the season hits so you're ready when it does. Number two, the flu doesn't go by the calendar. Some seasons it comes earlier than later. Better to be prepared if it does come early. Number three, the more people that get the flu shot and the earlier they get it, the less the flu gets passed around to other people. So I recommend that everyone above the age of six months go out today and get your flu shot.

Announcer: To find out more about this and other health and wellness topics, visit thescoperadio.com.