Flu Season is Here:Flu activity is increasing around the country. If your family members have not been vaccinated against the flu yet, now is the time to do so. Here are some good reasons why:
It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine
- The A (H3N2) strain has been predominant so far this season. This is the strain most commonly associated with severe flu, hospitalization, and death in young children, persons 65 years and older, and persons with chronic medical conditions. It is especially important for these individuals to get vaccinated. (While there is something of a “mismatch” between the vaccine and the A [H3N2] strain this season, we still expect the vaccine to provide considerable protection – and the flu vaccine still provides the best protection against the flu).
- When we all get vaccinated, it decreases the chance that we will spread the flu to others including those who are most vulnerable.
- PAMF has plenty of flu vaccine, including flu shot vaccine for those 3 years and older. Our walk-in flu vaccination clinics ended January 30, however, PAMF patients can still make an appointment with your primary care doctor to receive your flu vaccine - and we recommend you do so.
- Flu season is well underway and will likely continue for the coming weeks and months. The flu vaccine takes 1-2 weeks to provide protection. You still have time to get the full benefit from the vaccine.
Note: Our 2014 – 2015 PAMF walk-in flu vaccine clinics ended on January 30, 2015. However, you can still make an appointment with your primary care provider to receive your flu vaccine.
Last Updated 2/2/2015
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If you or a family member has a concern that is not answered on these flu websites, please contact your health care provider.
Thank you and stay well.
Cost of Flu Vaccination at PAMF:
Flu vaccines given during an office visit may include an additional fee if physician review and counseling with patient/family is required.
Check with your health insurance company to find out if the cost of your annual flu vaccination is covered under your insurance plan.
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