An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chances of getting the seasonal flu and spreading it to others. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccine. Each year, the CDC works with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as other partners, to ensure the highest safety standards for flu vaccines.
Flu shots are made by using killed flu viruses (for inactivated vaccines), or without flu virus at all (for the recombinant vaccine). Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. Since the flu virus changes, new vaccines need to be made and administered every year. This is why you need to get a new flu vaccine every year! For more flu vaccine information about the flu vaccine, visit the CDC website. For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Flu Vaccine FAQ.
If you are interested in receiving your yearly flu shot, come to our clinic on Tuesdays from 4-7 PM or Fridays 8:30-10:30 AM. A fee of 15$ is requested, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.