Great news! Flu vaccines have arrived, and we are now scheduling appointments for our in-office flu clinics . We currently have flu vaccines available for all ages 6 months and up and the mist for our patients 2 years and older with commercial insurance as well as our VFC.
The flu is a respiratory virus that circulates each year, typically in the colder months starting in the fall and usually through the beginning of spring. It causes mild illness for some people, but it can cause serious illness for other people. The annual flu shot works. It saves lives every year by preventing people from catching the flu virus and making the flu virus less serious for people who do get sick. The flu virus changes “mutates” easily and different versions “strains” of the flu virus circulate yearly. Because the flu is caused by a respiratory virus, it can spread rapidly. Some of the symptoms include fever, chills and body shakes, headache, body aches, tiredness, sore throat, dry cough, stuffy runny nose, and sometimes vomiting and even diarrhea .
Since the flu virus changes every flu season, the flu shot needs to change to adapt to it. This means that the flu shot you received last year won’t protect you against this year’s flu circulating virus. In addition, the immune defenses (antibodies) your body makes in response to the flu vaccine weaken with time. So, even if the flu virus strains didn’t change from year to year, you would still need regular flu vaccine boosters to keep your defenses strong.
Call us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule your appointment at 847-548-7337
read more about it from the CDC: www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/parents
Here is our current Flu Clinic Schedule:
Saturday, 10/08/2022 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, 10/15/2022 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, 10/22/2022 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, 10/29/2022 - 9:00am-12:30pm