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Flu Vaccination

An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others.  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices which advises the Centers for Disease Control recommends annual flu shots for everyone age 6 months and older.

The seasonal flu vaccine for both adults and children is now available.  This vaccine includes protection against three flu viruses, an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus.

Flu Vaccine

Fluzone Intradermal and High-dose

Rush-Copley Medical Group offices also have Fluzone intradermal and Fluzone High-Dose and Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine.

Fluzone intradermal is injected into the skin instead of the muscle. The intradermal shot uses a much smaller needle than the regular flu shot, and it requires less antigen to be as effective as the regular flu shot. Antigen is the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against flu viruses.

Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine is for patients 65 years of age or older. This vaccine was created with a higher dose of antigen in order to give older people (65 years of age or older) a better immune response and therefore better protection against flu.

Quadrivalent influenza vaccine is for children ages 6-35 months. This vaccine protects against four different types of influenza where the regular flue shot protects against three different types.

Getting Vaccinated

To get a flu vaccine, please contact your physician's office.  For your convenience we have attached the Influenza Vaccine Consent Form. Please fill the form out and bring it with you to your appointment.

Additional Resources

To find out more information about the seasonal flu shot including who should be vaccinated, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Availability of the flu vaccine is subject to change.