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How long does the flu shot last? If someone got the flu shot now, would he be protected in February or March or later?

A flu shot received in October will last through the spring, according to officials with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

Flu season generally starts in October and peaks in December, January and February. After someone gets a flu shot, it takes about two weeks to become effective.

For more information about flu shot clinics, call the health department at 843-0721.

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