Flu Clinic starts September 21st, 2015. Make an appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5pm.
Influenza (”flu”) is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus, which spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Unlike the common cold, the flu can cause illness and complications for many people. In the United States, influenza kills about 36, 000 people in a year.
Anyone can get the flu. Symptoms last for a couple days for some, but for others it could last longer. Some may also be sicker than others. They flu can cause:
- sore throat
- muscle aches
The flu vaccine can prevent the flu. It is important to get vaccinated once it is available in you community. It takes about 2 weeks for protection to begin, after getting the vaccine. Protection can last up to a year. Children younger than 9 years of age getting influenza vaccine for the first time should get 2 doses, given at least one month apart.
Children that are 6 months and older can be given the vaccine. It is recommended for people who are at risk of complications from influenza, and for people who can spread influenza to those at high risk (including all household members):
Some of the people who are at higher risk for complications from influenza include:
- People who are 65 and older
- People who have weakened immune systems (HIV/AIDS or other diseases)
- Children younger than age 5
- Women who will be pregnant during the flu season
- People who have long-term health problems with: heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, metabolic disease; such as diabetes, anemia and other blood disorders
Flu vaccination should start no later than October or November. Influenza season usually peaks in February, but it can peak any time from November through May.
Insurances are accepted:
- Medicare Part B
- Blue Medicare HMO
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Availability
For seasonal flu vaccination information please contact us at either the 115 Charles Rollins Road, Henderson or 101 Hunt Drive, Oxford location or call the Vance location at (252)492-7915 or the Granville location at (919)693-2141.