Flu Shots

Cold and Flu season is just around the corner. Fortunately, so is UNI Urgent Care. Stop by today and get your flu shots.

Why get a flu shot? Flu shots help the body produce antibodies to fight of many prominent strains of the influenza virus. It also helps prevent the spread of the flu by minimizing the number of people who are vulnerable to the virus.flu shots

Most people can get the flu shot. From the CDC, “Flu shots are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.  There are flu shots that also are approved for use in people as young as 6 months of age and up. CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017.”

The CDC also provides information on who cannot or should not get the flu shot.

“People who cannot get a flu shot:

* Children younger than 6 months old
* People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any of its ingredients.”

Note: There are certain flu shots that have different age indications. For example people younger than 65 years of age should not get the high-dose flu shot and people who are younger than 18 years old or older than 64 years old should not get the intradermal flu shot.

“People who should talk to their doctor before getting the flu shot
*People who have an allergy to eggs or other vaccine ingredients
* People who have ever had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
* People who are feeling ill”

Stop by any of our UNI Urgent Care locations for a consultation, and to get your flu shots today.