Flu shots-starting in October    

 

It's that time of year again-time to start school and time to start preparing for flu season!

Influenza season usually lasts from December-March with a peak in February. Most sources report that the flu shot lasts 6-8 months with some studies suggesting their benefit can start to decline after 4-6 months (especially coverage for Flu B).

We, along with the CDC and ACIP, recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months of age gets a flu shot every year. In general, getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of flu illness by 40-60%. A 2017 study showed that getting the flu vaccine can reduce your child's chance of dying from influenza by 65%.

You can call after September 1st to choose a date for a flu clinic. Please keep in mind this is a walk in clinic and there may be a wait.

 

FLU CLINICS:
 
Tuesday's and Thursday's beginning September 17th through November 29th
2-4:30pm
 
Saturday, October 5th     9am-noon
 
Wednesday, October 9th    4-7pm
 
Saturday, October 19th    9am-noon
 
Wednesday, October 23rd    4-7pm
 
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only durning November and December