There are 2 different types of Flu Vaccines: Regular Dose Flu Vaccine (4-64 years of age) and High Dose Flu Vaccine (65+).
Please call us to ensure availability of the Regular and High Dose Flu Vaccines prior to your visit.

Influenza Amid a Pandemic

As our country continues to navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic there is much speculation about exactly what to expect from the impending flu season. The flu takes tens of thousands of lives in the United States every year, and when combined with the possible effects of COVID-19, public health officials and WHO experts are saying getting the flu vaccine is especially important this year.

Why is it so important to get the flu shot this year?

Fact: The flu vaccine protects against the virus in most cases, which ultimately helps decrease the spread to others.

Fact: The flu shot will not prevent contracting COVID-19, but it will help doctors differentiate between the two viruses that present with similar symptoms – fever, sore throat, cough, and exhaustion.

Recommendation: Everyone eligible should get the vaccine. The CDC recommends it for everyone with special emphasis on children, healthcare and essential workers, the elderly, and those with underlying conditions that make them high risk.

Fact: The flu vaccine protects against the virus in most cases, which ultimately helps decrease the spread to others.

Fact: The flu shot will not prevent contracting COVID-19, but it will help doctors differentiate between the two viruses that present with similar symptoms – fever, sore throat, cough, and exhaustion.

Recommendation: Everyone eligible should get the vaccine. The CDC recommends it for everyone with special emphasis on children, healthcare and essential workers, the elderly, and those with underlying conditions that make them high risk.

Note: Those under 6 months of age and people with a severe allergy to the vaccine or it is ingredients should not receive the vaccine.

When should you get the flu shot?

Fact: Generally, the influenza virus starts circulating in October and becomes more prevalent as we progress into the winter months.

Fact: It takes approximately 2 weeks after receiving the shot for antibodies to build up in the system which contribute towards warding off the virus.

Recommendation: The CDC highly recommends getting the flu shot by the end of October, while younger, healthy people can get flu shots in September. At CURE Urgent Care we encourage you to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

Fact: Generally, the influenza virus starts circulating in October and becomes more prevalent as we progress into the winter months.

Fact: It takes approximately 2 weeks after receiving the shot for antibodies to build up in the system which contribute towards warding off the virus.

Recommendation: The CDC highly recommends getting the flu shot by the end of October, while younger, healthy people can get flu shots in September. At CURE Urgent Care we encourage you to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

Note: Some experts warn against waiting too long to get the shot because of COVID-19 and the potential for there to be vaccine shortages due to overwhelming demand this year.

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