Lajas Medical Group usually administers seasonal influenza shots to protect against viruses causing damage during specific seasons.
Flu can be dangerous and even deadly. Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized with flu each year, and in the worst cases, thousands die.
Vaccines are required every season since immune protection from shots diminishes over time.
Flu viruses are variable and adaptable, so vaccines must be updated according to all those factors.
At Lajas Medical Group, we make it fast, safe, and easy to protect yourself from the flu virus.
For children who need two shots, vaccination should begin earlier since doses must be taken at least 4 weeks apart. Our doctors recommend that every person gets a flu shot in the early fall or by the end of October.
According to the CDC, getting vaccinated later “can still be beneficial, and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later.” It takes approximately 2 weeks for antibodies to develop, so you should get your shot before the flu season begins.
Early in the fall is a good time to do it. But getting your shot sooner could leave you vulnerable for the last part of the flu season, so the best advice is to ask your doctor to administer your shot at the right time.
» Prevents people from getting sick with flu and decreases doctor visits.
» Lowers the risk of flu-associated hospitalization and intensive care for children and adults.
» Lower rates of hospitalization for people with chronic health conditions like diabetes, lung diseases, and heart conditions.
» Helps protect women during and after pregnancy.
» Protects the baby against flu for several months after birth until the required age for vaccination is reached.
» Lower the risk of children dying from flu.
» Reduces the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
Every person from 6 months of age should get vaccinated to prevent flu, especially those who are at high risk of developing severe complications from the flu, for instance, children with a chronic disease.
Persons with severe egg allergies should be vaccinated in a medical facility, supervised by a specialized health care provider in severe allergic reactions.
If you have allergies, if you have Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), or in case you are not feeling well, talk to your doctor and health care provider before getting a flu shot in order to select the best vaccine for your condition.
Some vaccines are not recommended for certain groups of people depending on age and allergies to the influenza vaccine or its ingredients.
Those people with life-threatening allergies to the vaccine or any component in the vaccine should not get a flu shot.
Younger children who are no older than six months are too young to get the shot.
» People who have taken influenza antiviral drugs within the previous 48 hours.
» Pregnant women.
» People with weak immune systems.
» People caring for someone with weak immune system, in which case you should avoid contact with them 7 days after the vaccine.
» People with severe allergies to flu vaccine or its ingredients.
» Children younger than 2 years and adults over 50 years.
» Children from 2 to 17 years of age whose medications contain aspirin or salicylate.
» Children from 2 to 4 years who have asthma, or have had a history of wheezing in the past 12 months.
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We accept most big traditional Medicare insurances, such as Aetna and Wellcare. We also accept major commercial insurance services, including Cigna and many others.
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