It’s that time of the year again, when the weather starts changing and the days get shorter! Soon it will be time to take out the winter pullis and to prepare for the cold and flu season of winter. So maybe it’s time to consider getting a flu shot.The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Peak flu season can start as early as October and run through May, so the best time to get a flu shot is as soon as it’s available – that’s usually in September or October. It does not work immediately – it takes about 2 weeks for the vaccine to take effect. The vaccine is especially important for people who are at high risk of serious complications if they get the flu. This includes adults and kids with diseases of the lungs (like asthma), heart, kidneys, liver, blood, or metabolism(like diabetes), and people over the age of 50. So if you think you may be at risk, don’t hesitate. Contact your GP and arrange your appointment for your flu vaccine.