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The vaccine won’t protect you from every strain. But if you do get sick, it’ll likely be less severe due to the vaccine. The 2020-21 flu season may be complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The. But the flu season in Australia, in particular, can give experts an idea of how severe the flu season in the U.S. might be — as the U.S. tends to echo Australia in both severity and strains.

“September and October are generally the best months to get (the flu shot),” she said. “There is little value in getting the flu shot earlier than this, because the flu shot effectiveness will wane. “If you get a flu shot and then get the flu, you may be less likely to get a severe case. That could make it less likely you’ll head to the doctor or the ER — just when they’re filled with COVID. You should definitely get it before October. Getting a flu shot as early as possible is always important.

The CDC recommends getting your vaccine by October because it takes a few weeks to become effective. But if you can get one now, you probably should. While severe reactions are uncommon, you should let your doctor, nurse, clinic, or pharmacist know if you have a history of allergy or severe reaction to influenza vaccine or any part of flu vaccine.

There is a small possibility that flu vaccine could be associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, generally no more than 1 or 2 cases per million. The CDC suggests getting your flu shot in early fall, around September or early October. You can still get a flu shot if you miss that window, but it’s best to just get it done early so you can be.

The flu shot is more important than ever. Here, experts weigh in on when you should get vaccinated, COVID-19 effects, and other best practices for the season. It takes up to two weeks to build immunity after a flu shot, but you can benefit from the vaccine even if you don’t get it until after the flu season starts. It’s usually best for people in the United States to get their flu vaccine in September and October, and aim to get it by the end of October. You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begins spreading in your community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu.

Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

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That’s because the flu shot (or the nasal-spray flu vaccine) is recommended each year in the fall or winter—and is widely discussed by the media each flu season.

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Each year a vaccine is produced aimed at protecting against the three influenza strains considered most dangerous for the coming season.

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Patients should continue to be vaccinated until February and beyond because in the majority of recent influenza seasons, the peak has been February or later.

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Thus, although October and November have been the traditional months for influenza vaccination, vaccination through February and even March will provide benefit during most influenza seasons.

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Because seasonal influenza most often strikes in the winter months (typically between October and March), it is recommended that patients receive their annual dose in October to provide full-season coverage that lasts through mid-spring (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2016d; Grohskopf et al. 2015).

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Every year, one or more new strains of the virus appear and quickly spread around the globe during the flu season, which usually runs from late fall through the winter.

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If you do get the vaccine, get it early in the season so it has time to boost your immunity before there’s any risk of exposure to the flu.

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The flu vaccine must be taken prior to each flu season – or at least early in the season – for best protection.

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The best time to receive the flu vaccine is in the fall, preferably during October or November (flu season can start as early as October and continue through May).

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Ideally, immunization should take place in the fall, prior to the winter season.

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  • In 1917 Rudolf Steiner Foresaw a Vaccine that Would ‘Drive All Inclination Toward Spirituality Out of People’s Souls’
    By Dylan Charles If you’ve felt at all like you’re in a spiritual war right now, you’re not alone.
    Many of the world’s greatest scholars, philosophers and ascetics understood the world to be multi-dimensional and co-inhabited by non-physical beings both good and evil, always at war with us and each other. It’s not something that can be rightly explained with language or science. One must cultivate such sensitivity that the existence of spiritual beings can be directly experienced.
    Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, educator, and spiritualist, and over the course of his life he published numerous books and papers on the science of spirituality. He viewed the human body as a spiritual vessel, open to occupation by other entities.

    To be conscious of these forces was to have the power to reject their negative influence. To remain unconscious of them was to be a leaf in their wind, and spiritual cultivation was the key to developing conscious awareness of them.

    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” Rudolf Steiner

    “There are beings in the spiritual realms for whom anxiety and fear emanating from human beings offer welcome food. When humans have no anxiety and fear, then these creatures starve… If fear and anxiety radiates from people and they break out in panic, then these creatures find welcome nutrition and they become more and more powerful. These beings are hostile towards humanity.

    Everything that feeds on negative feelings, on anxiety, fear and superstition, despair or doubt, are in reality hostile forces in supersensible worlds, launching cruel attacks on human beings, while they are being fed. Therefore, it is above all necessary to begin with that the person who enters the spiritual world overcomes fear, feelings of helplessness, despair and anxiety. But these are exactly the feelings that belong to contemporary culture and materialism; because it estranges people from the spiritual world, it is especially suited to evoke hopelessness and fear of the unknown in people, thereby calling up the above mentioned hostile forces against them.” Rudolf Steiner
    With such profound global fear, anxiety, and panic over the present pandemic, many are exposing their own spiritual sicknesses and acquiescing to any recommended behavior or intervention that might alleviate these emotions. Along with this is the push to vaccinate 7 billion healthy people.

    Nearly 100 years ago, in a series of 14 essays published under the title, The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, Steiner issued a warning to future generations about a possible measure of mass control, quite similar to the visions presented by Orwell and Huxley. Steiner foresaw a future when vaccines could steal our spiritual nature.

    First, some background:
    “In these fourteen lectures, given at the end of 1917 following four years of war in Europe, Steiner speaks on the complex spiritual forces behind the World War I, humanity’s attempts to build theoretically perfect social orders, and the many divisions and disruptions that would continue on Earth into our own time. Humanity in general was asleep to the fact that fallen spirits, cast from the spiritual worlds, had become intensely active on Earth. This manifested mainly in human thinking and perception of the surrounding world. ” [Source]

    The fall into such destructive slumber would be marked by an age of materialism and centralization of power, during which the influences of ‘spirits of darkness’ would inspire humans to devise new technologies and new means of oppression. Steiner comments:
    “I have told you that the spirits of darkness are going to inspire their human hosts, in whom they will be dwelling, to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination toward spirituality out of people’s souls when they are still very young, and this will happen in a roundabout way through the living body. Today, bodies are vaccinated against one thing and another; in future, children will be vaccinated with a substance which it will certainly be possible to produce, and this will make them immune, so that they do not develop foolish inclinations connected with spiritual life – ‘foolish’ here, or course, in the eyes of materialists….

    “… a way will finally be found to vaccinate bodies so that these bodies will not allow the inclination toward spiritual ideas to develop and all their lives people will believe only in the physical world they perceive with the senses. Out of impulses which the medical profession gained from presumption – oh, I beg your pardon, from the consumption [tuberculosis] they themselves suffered – people are now vaccinated against consumption, and in the same way they will be vaccinated against any inclination toward spirituality. This is merely to give you a particularly striking example of many things which will come in the near and more distant future in this field – the aim being to bring confusion into the impulses which want to stream down to earth after the victory of the [Michaelic] spirits of light [in 1879].” Rudolf Steiner
    Steiner was talking only about vaccines here. His comment does not consider the compounded effects on human spirituality of the many myriad influences we have in our world today, all of which work against spiritual connection on their own right.
    Again, if you’ve felt at all like you’re in a spiritual war, you’re not alone.
    http://www.renegadetribune.com/in-1917-rudolf-steiner-foresaw-a-vaccine-that-would-drive-all-inclination-toward-spirituality-out-of-peoples-souls/