Aspirus Doctors Clinic to Offer Flu Shots

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Health experts are predicting the upcoming flu season to be particularly impactful. The lower levels of cold and flu activity during the pandemic mean people haven’t been exposed to these illnesses as much over the past two years, and our immune systems may be more susceptible.

The number one thing people can do to minimize their risk of getting the flu is getting the flu shot,” says Allyson Balthazor, a clinical pharmacist with Aspirus. “The benefit of preventing the flu outweighs many risks that people may worry about when getting the flu shot. If you have any concerns about the flu shot, talk to your medical provider or pharmacist.”  

Aspirus strongly encourages vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older as the best way to protect ourselves and those around us. Flu shots are particularly important for people at higher risk of complications from the flu, including those who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are younger than age 2 or age 65+
  • Have a chronic health condition such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes

Balthazor adds, “The best time to get the flu shot would be in September and October. This helps ensure immunity is highest during peak flu transmission.” If you just received a COVID-19 vaccination, you can still get your flu shot without waiting in between. However, if you currently have COVID-19, you should wait to get your flu shot until you feel better and your medical provider says it's safe to go out.

Aspirus Doctors Clinic in Wisconsin Rapids is offering flu shots by appointment as follows:

Sept. 29 – 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Oct. 6 – 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Oct. 8 – 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
Oct. 15 – 8:15 am to 12:30 pm

Aspirus Doctors Clinic is located at 2031 Peach Street. To schedule a flu shot appointment, call 715-423-0122.