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Easy Access Flu Shots

Each Fall we offer Flu shots to the community. Our staff has received specialized training for administering Flu shots. These professionals consist of a Registered Nurse and Pharmacists.

We bill Medicare and Medicaid as well as accepting cash payment at competitive prices.

When to Get Vaccinated

October or November is the best time to get vaccinated, but you can still get vaccinated in December and later. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

Who Should Get Vaccinated

In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended by ACIP that certain people should get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious complications. During flu seasons when vaccine supplies are limited or delayed, ACIP makes recommendations regarding priority groups for vaccination.

People who should get vaccinated each year are:

People at high risk for complications from the flu, including:

- Children aged 6 months until their 5th birthday,
- Pregnant women,
- People 50 years of age and older, and
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions;
- People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:

- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu (see above)
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
- Healthcare workers.

Who Should Not Be Vaccinated

There are some people who should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician. These include

* People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
* People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past.
* People who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine previously.
* Influenza vaccine is not approved for use in children less than 6 months of age.
* People who have a moderate or severe illness with a fever should wait to get vaccinated until their symptoms lessen.

More Info

For more information please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Pevention's website link below.

Key Facts about Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

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Clinic Pharmcy of KY, 141 Hospital Dr, PO Box 498, Salem, KY 42078

(270) 988-3230