Experts recommend that most healthy individuals over the age of 6 months receive a flu shot every year. With flu virus strains changing from year to year, the vaccine you received last year may not protect you against the strains circulating this year. Plus, the flu virus antibodies that you develop from the flu vaccine only last for about six months. That’s why a flu shot should be part of your annual wellness routine.
The presence of Covid-19 in our area makes getting a flu shot even more important than ever. Not only is it essential to stay healthy in order to protect yourself from this deadly virus, but avoiding the flu also helps ensure that hospitals do not become overcrowded and overburdened with both flu and Covid-19 patients.
While the CDC recommends annual flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older, vaccination is particularly important for those who are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu, such as:
- Adults 65 or over
- People who have diabetes
- Pregnant women
- People who have compromised immune systems
- Young children
- People who have cancer
- Children with neurologic conditions
- People with asthma
- People with history of heart disease and stroke
- People with a chronic medical condition
Remember: it takes about two weeks for antibodies to build up in your body after receiving the flu shot. For this reason, it is vital to get your shot before flu becomes prevalent in our area. We offer vaccines for children, adults and for senior citizens above the age of 65 (Quadrivalent dose).
No appointment is necessary; you can walk in anytime during business hours. Take action against the flu, protect your health and the community. Visit us to receive your flu vaccine today!