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Facts About the Flu Shot

Why is it Important to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu?
The Flu is a potentially serious disease and can lead to hospitalization, infections and sometimes death. Each year we experience different types of strains of the flu virus so it is important to get vaccinated each year to help prevent getting sick. Not only does the flu vaccine help you stay healthy, it protects others around you from becoming ill as well.

When Should You Get Your Flu Vaccine?
The influenza vaccine is best to get before the virus stats to spread. The sooner a person is vaccinated, the better their chancres are of not becoming ill. Typically, the best times to be vaccinated are July – September. However, it is never too late to get your vaccine.

Facts About the Flu Vaccine:
It takes about 2 weeks after the vaccine for the antibodies to develop in the body.

You need to get a flu shot each year as the strains of the virus change every year.

Most insurance carriers cover the flu vaccine as it is part of preventative medicine.

Patients 6 months and older can receive the flu vaccine.

There are some patients who should not receive the vaccine. That is discussed with a provider at the time of the visit.

Getting a flu vaccine will not increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

Flu vaccine’s effectiveness depends on the strains being inoculated again, the persons overall health, age, and their level of exposure to the virus.

What Type of Flu Vaccines Do You Offer?
The Quadrivalent vaccine. (Protects against 4 strains of the flu)
High-Dose Flu vaccine for 65+ aged patients.

Key Reasons to Get the Flu Vaccine:
The flu vaccine can keep you from getting sick with the flu.

The flu vaccine is important for those with chronic health conditions and weakened immune systems.

Reduces the risk of flu-associated hospitalization and complications, especially for children and older adults.

The flu vaccine is safe for women who are pregnant and is important for protecting the baby.

The flu vaccine can be lifesaving for children.

The flu vaccine has been proven in many studies to reduce the severity of the illness in those who are vaccinated.

Protect the people around you against the flu. Especially those who are at a higher risk.

There is no evidence that the flu shot increases the risk on getting COVID-19.

What Kind of Side Effects May I get from the Flu Vaccine?
Soreness, swelling, redness, and/or tender where the shot was given
Headache
Fever
Muscle aches
Nausea
Fatigue

Where Can I Get My Flu Vaccine?
Visit any one of our centers today! No appointment needed!
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