Get Your High-Dose Flu Vaccination at the Physician Clinic
The flu season is upon us and with the holiday season in full swing, there is no better time than now to get your flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares these key reasons why you should be vaccinated:
- Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu illnesses and hospitalization.
- Flu vaccination is an important preventative tool for people with chronic health conditions.
- While some people who get vaccinated may still get the flu, studies have shown that the vaccination can reduce the severity of the illness.
Lesta Johnson RN-BC, MSN, IBCLC, Physician Clinic Nurse Manager wants you to know that there are still High-Dose flu vaccines available at the Estes Park Health Physician Clinic. The High-Dose vaccine is specifically for people age 65 and older. The High-Dose contains four times the antigen (the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against flu viruses) of standard-dose inactivated influenza vaccines. The higher dose of antigen in the vaccine is intended to give older people a better immune response, therefore, better protection against the flu. You can call 970-586-2200 to schedule an appointment to get your flu shot. Most insurance providers cover the cost for a flu shot.