For health care providers, earlier influenza vaccination is linked to fewer flu symptoms and less time away from work, a Mexican study suggests.
“It’s a straightforward phenomenon: it takes three weeks for antibodies to develop, thus the earlier you get vaccinated the better,” said senior study author Dr. Adrian Camacho-Ortiz, of the University Hospital Dr. Jose Eleuterio Gonzalez in Mexico.
“The most important finding of our study is that we provide proof of this phenomenon, which is scarce, moreover in health care providers,” Camacho-Ortiz added by email. “We found that health care workers vaccinated earlier in the . . .