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Flu Shots, Common Questions

In-home flu shots.

October and November is the time to schedule your flu shot to keep you and your loved ones safe this flu season. WellBe is ready to bring the flu shot directly to you. This allows you to avoid crowded waiting rooms and to get the flu shot at home, where you’re most comfortable. The flu shot is the best way to protect you from getting the flu.

What is a flu vaccine?

Influenza (flu) vaccines (often called “flu shots”) are vaccines that protect against the four influenza viruses that research indicates are most common during the upcoming season.

Who should get a flu vaccine?

People 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications compared with young, healthy adults. This increased risk is due in part to changes in immune defenses with increasing age. While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it’s estimated that between 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in this age group.

The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine.  Flu vaccines are updated each season because flu viruses are constantly changing. Also, immunity wanes over time. Annual vaccination helps to ensure the best possible protection against flu. A flu vaccine protects against the flu viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. (More information about this season’s exact vaccine composition is available at Vaccine Virus Selection.)

Flu vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older because they are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Three specific flu vaccines are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older over other flu vaccines. People 65 and older should get a higher dose or adjuvanted flu vaccine, including: Fluzone High-Dose QuadrivalentFlublok Quadrivalent, or Fluad Quadrivalent vaccine. These vaccines are preferred for people 65 years and older because a review of existing studies suggested that, in this age group, these vaccines are potentially more effective than standard dose unadjuvanted flu vaccines.

Warning signs of flu:

      • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
      • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
      • Persistent dizziness, confusion, inability to arouse
      • Seizures
      • Not urinating
      • Severe muscle pain
      • Severe weakness or unsteadiness
      • Fever or cough that improves but then returns or worsens
      • Worsening of chronic medical conditions

These lists are not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.

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