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It’s Easy to Get Your Flu Shot at Coordinated Health

It’s Easy to Get Your Flu Shot at Coordinated Health

By:    October 12, 2018
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Have you gotten your flu shot? If not, the time to do so is now! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone get a flu shot by the end of October. That’s because it takes about two weeks from the time of vaccination for your body to develop the antibodies to protect you against the flu, so your best bet of avoiding the flu is to get it early in fall, before flu season begins.

All adults and children over 6 months should get a flu shot. You’ve probably heard that it won’t protect you 100 percent, and that’s true, but some protection is still better than none—and you probably won’t be as sick if you do get the flu. “A lot of people don’t realize that if you get the flu after you’ve had a flu shot, the symptoms will be less severe,” says Dr. Joseph Laureti, primary care physician at Coordinated Health.

It’s easy to get your flu shot at Coordinated Health—you don’t need an appointment and they are free with most insurance plans.

Where

You can get a flu shot at any of our walk-in Care on Demand clinics without an appointment.  Our locations are:

Pennsylvania

1503 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown
2300 Highland Ave., Bethlehem
511 VNA Road, East Stroudsburg
1097B N. Church St., Hazle Township
1120 Oak St., Pittston

New Jersey

22 Red School Lane, Phillipsburg

Cost

Flu shots are free with most insurance plans. If your insurance does not cover the flu shot, the fee is $25.

Flu Shots Available at Coordinated Health

Standard flu vaccines

The majority of people will get a standard-dose flu shot. This year’s vaccine protects against four strains of the flu.

High-dose vaccines

High-dose vaccines contain four times the antigen of a standard flu vaccine and are for people age 65 and older.

Egg-free vaccines*

Egg-free flu shots do not use a vaccine virus grown in chicken eggs like traditional flu shots. Egg-free shots are fairly new to the market and studies have shown they may be more effective than regular flu shots, especially older adults.

We have the egg-free Flublok vaccine, which is only for adults age 18 and older.

The majority of people with egg allergies do not need to receive an egg-free flu shot, according to the CDC, since the amount of egg protein in the shot is so small it is very unlikely to cause a reaction. If you have a very severe egg allergy, discuss the flu shot with your doctor and consider the egg-free vaccine.

*Please call ahead (484-273-4222) if you need an egg-free flu shot as we do not keep them on hand and need to order them from the pharmacy

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