Our Walk-in Flu Clinics Are Closed for the 2018/2019 Flu Season
If you need a flu shot, please contact your primary care provider’s office.
- pediatric flu shots for children ages six months to 18 years
- adult flu shots
- high-dose flu shots for patients age 65 and older
- pneumonia vaccines for patients age 65 and older, and patients 19-64 with qualifying conditions
- preservative-free vaccine upon request
Flu Shots Only, No FluMist
Nurses will offer influenza and pneumococcal shots only. FluMist nasal spray will not be available at any Polyclinic locations. Although FluMist has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the upcoming flu season, Polyclinic’s Vaccine Committee is not confident in its effectiveness in protecting patients from the flu and has elected not to offer it this year.
Protecting Yourself from Flu
Influenza is a respiratory illness that may cause fever/chills, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue. It can result in serious complications and hospital stays, especially for young children, older adults, pregnant women, and those with preexisting health conditions. Getting a flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself from the flu.
To learn more about the flu vaccine and this year’s recommendations, read our FAQs here.