When should you get vaccinated?
A simple question to ask your doctor is if you should get vaccinated, according to the Canadian Vaccination Information Centre.
According to the CAIC, the first vaccine can be given as soon as your next scheduled dose is due.
The vaccine can also be given in three to six months after the last dose, depending on your age and schedule.
The longer the vaccine is given, the more protection it provides.
But you’ll need to be aware of the risks.
For example, the risk of contracting a disease such as H1N1 or a coronavirus outbreak is high when the vaccine hasn’t been given.
The risk of death from that illness is also higher.
The safest time to get vaccinated is at the end of the flu season, when there’s a high risk of infections.
However, this can vary from year to year, so be sure to check with your doctor if you’re not sure.
If you have a cough or other cold, there’s also a chance that you might have a more serious illness such as pneumonia, which can lead to death.
There are other risks as well, such as an increased risk of getting a flu shot in the future.
If your health condition makes it difficult for you to get your shots, consider seeking out a specialist to help with the vaccination.
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