2017 "Patient Flu Shot Festivals"
Kennedy Health Alliance primary care offices will host walk-in "Patient Flu Shot Festivals" all throughout the months of September and October. Each office has designated times for established KHA patients to walk in and receive their flu shot, no appointment necessary.
Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and severe cases can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a yearly flu vaccination.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. About two weeks after vaccination, the body develops antibodies that provide protection against infection. A flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age.
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