LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Now that September has arrived, so have a lot of the flu shots.
This fall, some brands are promising a little extra protection.
For the first time, certain vaccines will guard against four strains of the flu instead of the usual three.
They’re so new that they’ll make up only a fraction of this year’s vaccine supply.
All the nasal spray vaccine sold in the U.S. will be the four strain kind along with a few varieties of shots.
The government recommends a yearly fly vaccine for nearly everyone 6 months or older.
Doctors say early fall is the ideal time so that protection kicks in before the flu starts spreading.