Flu Shots

Flu season is here
You can prevent the flu by getting your flu vaccination each fall. We encourage all of our patients to get the vaccination this season.

Who should get the flu vaccine?
St. Joseph and St. Jude Heritage Medical Group supports the recommendation of the CDC that everyone 6 months of age and older should receive a flu shot. The flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during this year's flu season.

Flu activity typically peaks in January and February. However, people do show symptoms as early as October and the virus can continue to occur as late as May. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the entire flu season.

It is important that you speak with your primary care physician if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to eggs, a severe reaction to a previous flu shot, or a history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome that occurred after receiving influenza vaccine, before getting your flu vaccine.

Please call your primary care physician and schedule an appointment with your doctor or your doctor's nurse for your seasonal flu vaccine.

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