Be a Flu Fighter - Get Your Flu Shot!

Be a Flu Fighter - Get Your Flu Shot!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Flu Shots are available at Gothenburg Health!

Gothenburg Health provider, Michelle Chew, DNP, is a big advocate of getting your annual influenza vaccine,

“The greatest advances in medicine of all time are clean water and vaccines. We have saved and helped more people with these two things than all the high tech practices we implement.  Please do your part to protect yourself and others who cannot be vaccinated due to age ( babies under 6 months) and illness ( people with cancer or other immune compromising illness)." -Michelle Chew, DNP

The Flu Shot is available at the Gothenburg and Brady Clinics for $30*

No appointment needed, walk-in during normal hours.
  • Gothenburg: Mon-Fri, 8am- 12pm, 1pm-5pm
  • Brady: Tue, Fri: 8:30am-11:30am
Offering the quadrivalent flu vaccine to protect against 4 different flu viruses; 2 influenza A viruses and 2 influenza B viruses. Flu vaccine available for patients ages 6 months & older.

*Cash, check or debit/credit cards accepted for discounted rate of $30, receipts available.  Regular Medicare accepted. Price does not include the high-dose influenza vaccine.

Still not convinced? Consider the following:

  • The flu is more serious than you may realize; the CDC estimates that over 200,000 people in the US are hospitalized each year for illnesses related to seasonal influenza virus infections.
  • The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent illness caused by seasonal influenza viruses. The CDC estimates that the flu vaccine significantly reduces a person’s risk of developing flu-related illness – serious enough to require a doctor’s visit.
  • Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
  • A common misconception is that the flu shot can cause the flu, but that's not true –you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. ... The risk of a flu shot causing serious harm or death is extremely small.
  • New flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with rapidly adapting flu viruses. Because flu viruses evolve so quickly, last year's vaccine may not protect you from this year's viruses. After vaccination, your immune system produces antibodies that will protect you from the vaccine viruses.