Flu immunization

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Annual flu immunization is safe and effective. It's also the best way to protect yourself and those around you from the infectious disease. It takes only a few minutes, and it can protect you all season. 

Options

  • Seasonal flu vaccine - recommended for anyone 6 months to 64 years
  • Seasonal high-dose flu vaccine - 65 years and older only

Payment

Payment must be made at the time of vaccination. Two options are available.

  • Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
  • Insurance can be billed.

Under the Affordable Care Act flu and other vaccines are required to be fully covered by your health insurance without charging a co-payment or coinsurance. However, it is wise to verify coverage with your insurance company as some require that the vaccine be given by your doctor or at specific locations.

Four ways to get ready for flu season

Flu is always around but cases increase in the fall, peak between December and February, and decrease in the spring. To prevent flu season from catching you off guard, you can:

  1. Get a flu shot before the flu season takes off. Your body needs about two weeks after you get the shot to start forming antibodies, so if you get vaccinated in early fall, your immune system will be ready for flu season.
  2. Eat for your immune system. Include foods in your diet that feature immune system-supporting nutrients. You can find vitamin C in bell peppers and broccoli; protein in lean meat, eggs and beans; vitamin D in fortified cereals and dairy products; and beta-carotene in tomatoes and sweet potatoes.
  3. Move more. Exercise can help rid the lungs of germs, help antibodies move faster through the blood and reduce stress hormones, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. Get in a good hygiene routine. If you start practicing preventive steps now — such as washing hands often, not touching your face, and sanitizing frequently touched objects and surfaces — they'll be second nature by flu season.

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