What is Influenza?
Influenza, commonly called "the flu", is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). Unlike the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people of all ages. Nationwide each year, more than 200,000 people (20,000 children) are hospitalized from flu related complications and 36,000 die.
When to Get Vaccinated:
Clinics are typically scheduled from September through December, but you can still get vaccinated anytime during the Flue season (September - May).
Who Should Get Vaccinated:
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu. However, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends certain people should get vaccinated each year: People at high risk for complications from the flu including:
Children ages 4 and up
People 50+ years of age
Anyone with certain chronic medical conditions
People living in nursing homes or other long term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age
Who Should Not Get Vaccinated:
The following should first consult with a physician before being vaccinated:
People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past
Our Clinics are Safe! - Our Program is overseen by Doctors and immunizations are administered only by licensed professionals.
Our Clinics have NO out of pocket costs! - We immunize every willing & healthy child regardless of insurance. We file with the insurance companies. If your student is covered under public or private medical insurance then that Insurance company must participate for your student to be eligible for this program.