Flu Shot Middlesex
We hear so much about the flu and flu season that it can be easy to numb ourselves to the risk. However, during flu season from October through January or February, it is important to protect yourself as best you can. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds Americans that everyone over 6 months old (and those with particular risks associated with the flu shot) consider getting the vaccination. You can get your flu shot near Middlesex this flu season at our Astrahealth clinic.
Know Your Risk
Everyone is at risk for getting the flu, but some groups are particularly vulnerable. You should talk to your doctor or call Astrahealth about a flu shot near Middlesex to learn more about your risk and options if you or a family member falls within one of these categories.
- You are pregnant.
- You are over 65 years old (the CDC reports that 90 percent of deaths related to flu occur in older adults).
- You have a condition, such as HIV, that weakens the immune system.
- You are a caregiver for a child under 5 years.
- You live in a nursing home.
- You have close contact with any at-risk group, such as the above.
Getting a Flu Shot near Middlesex Is Easy
Getting a flu shot near Middlesex is no big deal. We have them on hand starting in October. You can call for an appointment and Astrahealth accepts walk-ins, too. The clinic is open Monday through Saturday, including until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The flu shot stimulates your body to produce antibodies that fight the infection and make you immune to the flu or to more serious infections from the virus. Within two weeks of getting your shot, you should be protected for the rest of the flu season.