Everyone seems to offer flu shots—from the school district to the in-store pharmacy at your grocery store. While doctors agree that getting vaccinated is key, 85% of those surveyed recommend visiting your regular physician for that shot.
Utah Valley Pediatrics offers Flu Shot Clinics at some of our locations starting in late September and running through October and November.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
41 East 1140 North, Suite B
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1159 East 200 North Suite 200
American Fork, UT 84003
in Sept & Oct
747 East 440 North, Suite A
Vineyard, UT 84059
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
171 N 400 W # C12
Orem, UT 84057
Monday and Tuesday Evenings
701 E 700 N
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Influenza, or the Flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes, even death.
Most commonly, the Flu occurs in three types:
The CDC recommends an annual Flu Shot for children six months and older with a few exceptions (see below on who should not get a Flu Shot).
Children under 6 months old should not get a Flu Shot.
Though Flu Shots have come a long way and can often be safe for most people, you should consult with your physician before getting a Flu Shot if:
Every year scientists predict which will most likely be the three main flu strains that flu season. A vaccine is then created that causes antibodies to develop to provide protection against those strains.
While sometimes other strains may surface, the vaccine can still make your flu symptoms milder and help prevent complications. It is important to get a flu shot every year because the flu virus mutates from year to year.
Flu vaccines work best when a high percentage of people in the community get vaccinated. Not only does the flu have fewer people to spread to, but it also protects those who are at high risk and aren’t able to receive a flu shot — like babies under six months old.
Generally, people have no reaction to flu shots. Less than 25 percent of people have some redness and minor swelling at the injection site and about 5 percent experience a slight fever, chills and/or a headache within 24 hours. Symptoms only last a couple of days.
Come in on a convenient flu shot clinic day to get your family up to date on their flu vaccine!