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Debunking flu shot myths ahead of winter, flu season

To get the flu shot or not, that’s the debate amongst many Americans.

If you ask the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, nearly half, 48 percent are skipping out and pharmacists are warning, you should get one.

Wegmans pharmacist Bill Wojnowicz told NewsChannel 9 the peak of flu season is December/January but we’ve already had a case this year, so the time to get vaccinated is now.

Most of our NewsChannel 9 team listened to that advice and got their vaccines on Wednesday with the help of Wegmans pharmacists at the station.

Wojnowicz debunked some myths about the shot. For starters, everyone is at risk so everyone six months or older should be vaccinated.

Another myth: early October is too early. Pharmacists say that’s not true because it takes two weeks to gain immunity. So if you’re going to get the vaccine, you want to have it before the flu hits.

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