April McLevain - MatrixQ: If I got a flu shot last year, do I need another one this year?

Yes. There are a few reasons that it’s important to get a flu shot every year. When you get a flu shot, it doesn’t last forever. Over the course of a year, the vaccine isn’t as strong as when you first got it. To really fight the flu, you need a new flu shot every year.

Also, this year’s flu shot is different than last year’s. Each year, a new flu shot is developed to target the specific strains that will be most powerful this year. That means that this year’s flu shot is the only one that can best protect you from this year’s flu.

And just a reminder for everyone, a flu shot will not give you the flu. Get a flu shot today at your onsite Health Center to protect you — and those around you — from this year’s flu.