Flu Shots available Sept. 10

14934_538793772933765_1923458326142014942_nFlu shots will be available beginning September 10, 2015.

Patients can call now to schedule an appointment. Request a flu shot appointment when you call, and please have your schedule available. 

Why get a flu vaccine?

According to the CDC, flu vaccines offer many benefits:

  • Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick from flu. Protecting yourself from flu also protects the people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness.

  • Flu vaccination can help protect people who are at greater risk of getting seriously ill from flu, like older adults, people with chronic health conditions and young children (especially infants younger than 6 months old who are too young to get vaccinated).

  • Flu vaccination also may make your illness milder if you do get sick (Belshe, 1998).

  • Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of more serious flu outcomes, like hospitalizations and deaths.

Many studies show that flu vaccines reduce children’s risk of flu-related hospitalizations by 74% and adult hospitalizations by 61-77% depending on age. The vaccine is important for those with chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and chronic lung disease. The flu vaccine is generally recommended for pregnant women to protect them and their babies for up to six months after birth.

If you have questions or concerns, please ask your provider if the flu vaccine is right for you.

 

 

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