Oakland Medical Center can help you with a vaccination to protect against the flu this season. We offer quick and easy walk-ins with no appointments needed!
Flu shots are especially important for people over 65 and those with immune system deficiencies. Call us today for more information on the Quadrivalent flu shot that protects against the four most common strains of the flu virus: H1N1, H3N2, B Victoria and B Yamagata.
We prescribe the 450/477 Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccination for persons under 65 years of age to prevent type A and type B influenza.
For persons over 65 years of age, we prescribe the 374 Fluzone High-Dose vaccine to protect against influenza type A and type B.
According to the CDC:
“Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.”