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Flu Vaccinations

Protect the ones you love.

Getting an annual flu shot is an easy way to protect yourself, your family and your friends from the flu. Flu shots are fast, affordable and safe, and can prevent severe illness and even death.

Flu vaccines typically become available in September and are available throughout the winter.

  • Existing Aspirus patients can get a flu vaccination from Aspirus at your primary care clinic. Call your Aspirus primary care clinic to schedule a nurse only visit and for additional information.
  • Flu vaccinations are also available at community pharmacy locations.Please contact your local pharmacy for more information.

Who should get a flu shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all people 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu.  Protect your family with this year's flu vaccine, updated for current strains.

An annual flu shot is recommended for these groups:

  • Adults 50 years of age and older
  • Residents of long term care facilities with chronic medical conditions
  • People with a serious long-term health condition, such as a weakened immune system due to:
    • HIV/Aids or other diseases that affect the immune system
    • Long-term treatment with drugs such as steroids
    • Cancer treatment with x-rays or drugs
  • Health care professionals, family members or others in close contact with people at risk of serious influenza

Others who should consider getting influenza vaccine include:

  • People who provide essential community services
  • Travelers to the Southern hemisphere between April and September, or those traveling to the tropics any time during the year
  • Students and staff at schools and colleges, to prevent outbreaks
  • Individuals who wants to reduce their chance of catching influenza
  • Anyone 2 years or older who has a disease or condition that lowers the body's resistance to infections, such as:
    • Hodgkin's disease
    • Kidney Failure
    • Nephritic Syndrome
    • Lymphoma, Leukemia
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • HIV Infections
    • AIDS damaged Spleen or no Spleen
    • Organ Transplant