2022 Flu Vaccine Information
Vaccines lower your chances of getting and spreading certain infections. Vaccines are licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and tracked continually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA for safety. This year, it is more important than ever to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. Getting a flu vaccine this season may contribute to keeping a larger portion of the population healthy this year. This is particularly important as our health systems continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flu virus changes every year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Some flu shots are licensed specifically for people 65 and older to create a stronger immune response.
Where Can You Get Your Flu Vaccine?
If you have an appointment scheduled with your primary care provider this fall, you can receive your flu shot during your visit. Flu shots are also available without a prescription at many local pharmacies. Contact your nearest pharmacy for more information.
In order to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible, we ask that you wear a mask when entering the practice and throughout the duration of your visit.