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Where Can You Get a Flu Shot?
We have flu shots readily available during flu season at ALL of our locations! Just walk in at your own convenience or reserve your spot online!
Is The Flu In Our Area?
Do you know where the flu is? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a Weekly Influenza Map that is generated by gathering influenza activity estimates reported by state and territorial epidemiologists on a weekly basis to measure the geographical spread of the influenza virus.
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), “Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exception. This page lists all people recommended to get the flu vaccine, who can and can’t get the flu shot or the nasal spray vaccine and who should take precautions or talk to their doctor or other health care professional before vaccination. Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions regarding which flu vaccine options are best for you and your family.”
When Should You Get Vaccinated?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015) recommends, “Flu vaccination should begin soon after vaccine becomes available, if possible by October. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even in January or later. While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, during most seasons influenza activity peaks in January or later. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection, it is best that people get vaccinated so they are protected before influenza begins spreading in their community.”
Still Unsure If You Need a Flu Shot?
If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult one of Family Medical Walk-In Clinics’ medical professionals.
Ask Us How You Can Receive A Flu Shot for No Additional Charge!
Just join our Affordable Care Solutions Membership Program today! Members pay a reduced rate for office visits and, when vaccine is available, can receive a flu shot at no additional charge!
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In the News
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., 2015. Web. 15 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm>.