An annual flu shot can help protect you and your family from becoming ill. The compassionate team at Auburn Medical Group in Auburn, California, offers flu shots to help you avoid serious health outcomes. To book a visit to the office for your flu shot, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A flu shot is a seasonal vaccine designed to protect you from the current strain of the influenza (flu) virus. It’s an important part of preventive health care that can protect you and your family from becoming ill.
The flu is a respiratory illness that kills thousands of people annually. It spreads from person to person, so getting a flu shot helps reduce the spread of these pathogens.
While there is no cure for the flu, you can significantly reduce your risk of serious health outcomes by visiting Auburn Medical Group for flu shots each year.
Flu shots are often available at the end of August through the beginning of September. It takes around two weeks for your body to build up immunity to the flu, but you can still get the flu shot even if the flu season has already started.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone over six months to get an annual flu shot.
Certain medical issues can also increase your personal risk of flu-related complications. You should get a flu shot if you have:
Older adults, young children, and pregnant women are also recommended to visit their doctor for a flu shot.
Flu shots are administered via an injection or nasal spray. If you’re receiving the injection, your provider will first clean the area with an alcohol pad. Then, they’ll use a thin needle to deliver the flu medication into a vein in your arm.
You may experience some minor side effects after receiving your flu shot, such as fatigue, chills, low-grade fever, and muscle aches. These symptoms are perfectly normal and should subside within 24-48 hours.
If you have any questions or concerns about the flu vaccine, you can always contact the Auburn Medical Group for further assistance. The team is always happy to help answer any questions you may have.
Call Auburn Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about flu shots.