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The Vaccine Center offers the annual flu vaccine


Influenza Vaccine

(Flu Vaccine)

The Vaccine Center is a preventative health and wellness company. Our Clinic is supervised by Board
Certified Physicians. We provide comprehensive preventative health and wellness services. Our
immunization services include all vaccines available in the US for work, school, travel, and general
health.

We specialize in an array of other preventative health services such as complete laboratory testing,
TB skin testing, drug testing, STD testing, diagnostic testing, and physical exams. We also provide
comprehensive Employee Health Services to many small and large companies. We have the ability
to meet all of your Immigration needs and provide medical examinations with a designated Civil
Surgeon. We offer great pricing and service. We accept appointments and walk ins for vaccinations
and laboratory services with minimal to no waiting.

 

On-Site Flu Vaccinations

The Vaccine Center makes it easy and convenient for corporations to ensure employees are able to
have a flu vaccine. We can set up on-site flu vaccination clinics so employee downtime is reduced.

  • Save your company money and keep your employees healthy by setting up your Corporate On-Site Flu Vaccinations
  • Reduce sick leave and absenteeism
  • We can accommodate small numbers of employees up to thousands
  • Provide your employees flu shots ever year as a health and wellness strategy for your company

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

What is the flu and why should I be vaccinated?

Influenza is a serious contagious virus that may lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.
Influenza infection affects people differently. Even healthy people may become very sick from the flu
virus and spread it to others.

Flu season can begin as early as October and last until May in the United States. The annual flu
vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of having the seasonal flu and decreases the chance that you will spread it to others. The more people that are vaccinated in the community, the less the
flu can spread.

Travelers are at a particularly high risk for flu infection. The Northern Hemisphere has a seasonal flu
virus usually between October until May. The Southern Hemisphere may begin in April and last
through September. The tropical and subtropical areas may have transmission present throughout the year. Travelers are at a higher risk for infection due to air travel and cruise ships which easily
facilitate flu transmission.

Who should have the flu vaccine?

Almost everyone should have a flu vaccine unless there is a medical reason for not having it. Groups
in particular that should have the flu vaccine include:

  • All travelers
  • Children
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • Health care workers
  • Parents or caregivers of young children

Who should not have the flu vaccine?

  • Children between 6 months through 35 months who have a severe egg allergy. The Vaccine Center does carry an egg free influenza vaccine for ages 4 and older for persons who do have an egg allergy.
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction to a flu vaccine in the past
  • Children younger than 6 months old
  • People who are moderately or severely ill should wait until they recover
  • People with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a severe illness that presents with

            paralysis).

Types of Influenza Vaccines

The flu vaccine for the current season has been developed to protect against the four influenza

viruses that research indicated will be most common during the flu season. The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body. These four types of influenza virus circulate globally among the population. The four kinds of influenza virus in this seasonal flu’s vaccine include:

  1. Influenza A virus (H1N1)
  2. Influenza A virus (H3N2
  3. Influenza B virus (Victoria lineage)
  4. Influenza B virus (Yamagata lineage)

 

The Vaccine Center offers 3 convenient and very affordable flu vaccines. We also offer student discounts with a student ID or acceptance letter.  Our flu vaccine is inactivated, which means there are no live virus in the vaccine and no chance of catching the flu from the vaccine.

  1. Seasonal Influenza Shot:
    • Used for people 4-64 years old.
    • This flu vaccine is preservative free.
    • This flu vaccine is egg free so safe for people who have an egg allergy.
    • This flu vaccine is quadrivalent (protects against 4 strains).

  1. Pediatric Seasonal Flu Shot:
      • Used for children 6 months through 35 months of age
      • This flu vaccine is quadrivalent (protects against 4 strains).
      • This flu vaccine is preservative free

  1. High Dose Flu Shot:
  • Used for age 65 and older.
    • About 90% of flu deaths occur among people 65 and older which is why it is important to have the Hi-dose flu vaccine which contains 4x the antigen that produces a stronger immune response in the person having the vaccine


Recommended Vaccines

The Vaccine Center and Travel Medicine Clinic has ALL the recommended and/or required vaccines needed for your travel.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix)
  • Influenza
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningococcal
  • Meningococcal (MenB)
  • MMR
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • TD/Tdap (Tetanus)
  • Typhoid IM
  • Typhoid Pills
  • Varicella
  • Yellow Fever
  • Zostavax
  • Gardasil (HPV)

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