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Flu Season/Flu Clinic

FHN will be conducting a flu clinic at the YMCA lobby on Monday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Click here for more information and to see other upcoming flu clinics.

Influenza Vaccines

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. Children 6 months through 8 years of age may need 2 doses during a single flu season. Everyone else needs only 1 dose each flu season.

It takes about 2 weeks for protection to develop after vaccination.

There are many flu viruses, and they are always changing. Each year a new flu vaccine is made to protect against the influenza viruses believed to be likely to cause disease in the upcoming flu season. Even when the vaccine doesn’t exactly match these viruses, it may still provide some protection.

The influenza vaccine does not cause flu. The influenza vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.