Published on October 19, 2020

Woman with the flu.

Walk-in flu shots available

Fall. It sure looks beautiful around here. You wouldn’t want to miss it lying in bed or curled up on the couch, sick with the flu.

ProHealth Care recommends that you get immunized for the flu now so you have a better chance of defending yourself this flu season. A flu shot is safe and effective, and it’s the best way to protect yourself and those around you.

ProHealth Care is providing walk-in vaccinations at ProHealth Medical Group clinics in Brookfield, Mukwonago, New Berlin, Oconomowoc and Sussex, and at the Occupational Health Services clinic at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Flu shots are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. No appointment is needed. For additional information, visit ProHealthCare.org/Flu.

Vaccination lowers your risk of contracting the flu. When more people get vaccinated, less flu can spread throughout the community. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated each year.

Vaccination is needed annually because the body’s immune response from the vaccination declines over time and the vaccine formula is updated each year. ProHealth Care’s providers recommend getting an influenza immunization early, as it takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to protect the body against the virus.

Payment must be made at the time of vaccination. Cash, checks and credit card payments are accepted. Under the Affordable Care Act, flu and other vaccines are fully covered by health insurance plans without a co-payment or coinsurance charge. It is wise to verify coverage prior to arrival at an immunization clinic as some plans require that vaccinations be given by specific providers or at specific locations.

ProHealth Care will provide vaccinations throughout the flu season. Dates and locations for vaccinations will be regularly updated at ProHealthCare.org/Flu.