The first and best way to protect against flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine for yourself and your child.

  • Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older every year.
  • It’s especially important that young children and children with certain long-term health problems get vaccinated.
  • Caregivers of children at high risk of flu complications should get a flu vaccine. (Babies younger than 6 months are at high risk for serious flu complications, but too young to get a flu vaccine.)
  • Pregnant women should get a flu vaccine to protect to protect themselves and their baby from flu. Research shows that flu vaccination protects the baby from flu for several months after birth
  • Flu viruses are constantly changing and so flu vaccines are updated often to protect against the flu viruses that research indicates are most likely to cause illness during the upcoming flu season

Is flu vaccine safe?

Flu vaccines are made using strict safety and production measures. Millions of people have safely received flu vaccines for decades. Common side effects from the flu shot are soreness where the shot is given, headaches, muscle aches, and fever. These side effects are generally mild and go away on their own within a few days. A flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend an annual flu vaccine for
all children 6 months and older.

You can come in to our clinic to get your flu shot. We’re open 7-days a week.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention