Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccine

Who needs a flu vaccine?

Anyone over the age of 6 months.

Who shouldn't get the flu vaccine?

Children younger than 6 months are to young to receive the flu vaccine.  People with history of Guillain-Barré.  Syndome ( also called GBS).  People who are severely allergic to the any part of the vaccine. Most but not all vaccines contain a small amount of egg protein.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

Why do you need a flu vaccine?

A flu vaccine can prevent the virus influenza.  Influenza can cause high fever, vomiting, aching joints, upset stomach, stuffy nose, and can typically last a week.

When should you get the flu vaccine?

You should get the vaccine more than two weeks before the flu spreads in your community.  Influenza activity often begins to increase in October and November.  Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February and can last as late as May.

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