3 Flu Vaccines Now Available at RediClinic, Including FluMist®
Three flu shot options are now available at dozens of RediClinic locations around the country. Simply make an online appointment or walk into any RediClinic health clinic to get a flu shot administered by a board-certified clinician.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend individuals get a flu vaccination by the end of October, before flu becomes widespread. Every flu season is different depending on which strains of flu viruses circulate. The 2017-18 flu season was the worst in recent years, widespread across all age groups and high levels of flu-related clinic and emergency department visits. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu.
Types of Flu Shots Available at RediClinic
For the 2018-19 flu season, RediClinic is offering three seasonal flu shots, including FluMist®. FluMist is a live attenuated nasal vaccine that is approved for use in certain populations between the ages of 2 to 49. It has not been available since early 2016, after a study of flu vaccine effectiveness demonstrated poor or lower-than-expected effectiveness of the nasal spray from 2013 through 2016. FluMist maker AstraZeneca/MedImmune has released a new version of the nasal spray vaccine that has shown in research to be more effective than the previous version. The CDC has announced that FluMist is a recommended vaccine for the 2018-19 flu season.
- Flu vaccine (FluLaval) Injection for use in persons age 6 months* and older
- Flu vaccine (FluMist) Nasal Spray for use in persons age 2 years to 49 years
- Flu vaccine (Fluad) Injection for people age 65 years and older
Fluad flu vaccine is specially formulated to provide a stronger immune response in older people, who may not get as much protection from other flu shots.
Get Immunized Seven Days a Week at RediClinic
* RediClinic welcomes patients 18 months and older.
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