ProHealth Care announces fall walk-in flu immunization clinics
We don’t yet have a vaccine for COVID-19, but we do have a vaccine for seasonal flu, and it’s more important than ever that people get vaccinated.
"Amid this public health crisis, it’s vital that people protect themselves and their families by getting a seasonal vaccination," said Arthur Coffey, MD, chief physician operations officer at ProHealth Care. "The last thing we need is a challenging flu season on top of a pandemic."
Everyone in our community benefits when fewer people become ill with preventable diseases.
For a limited time, walk-in flu vaccination services are available at specific locations. Visit ProHealthCare.org/Flu to see the full schedule.
When it comes to seasonal flu vaccination, remember:
- Annual flu immunization is safe and effective.
- When more people are vaccinated, fewer people get sick and need treatment or hospitalization.
- A flu shot takes only a few minutes, and it can protect you and your family all season.
- Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated each year.
- Vaccination is needed every year because the body’s immune response from the vaccination declines over time, and the vaccine formula is updated each year.
- Flu season usually begins in the fall.
- It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to protect the body against influenza, so it is important to get a flu shot before flu starts to spread in the community.
Payment will be due at the time of vaccination. Cash, checks and credit card payments are accepted. Insurance will be billed. 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 before arrival at an immunization clinic as some plans require that vaccinations be given by specific providers or at specific locations.