Flu Shots

Multiple days: October 17, 18, 23 (F, Th, F, W)

TF Ballroom from 8 AM to Noon each day


Walgreens will be administering Standard & High Dose 65 plus Flu Shots  

  

Sign-up sheets are in folders at the Community Information Center across from the Eagle’s Nest Pro Shop


WALK-INS ARE WELCOME

 

Did You Know?

  • An individual should receive the influenza vaccine by late October
  • While  flu activity can start as early as October/November and continue as  late as May; peak flu activity is between December and February. 
  • While  no vaccine can offer 100 percent immunity, when the viruses in the flu  vaccine match the strains circulating in the population, “the flu  vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor  with flu by 40 percent to 60 percent”. 
  • It  takes about two weeks after being vaccinated for the body’s immune  response to kick in and offer protection from the flu virus. About two  weeks after you’ve been vaccinated, antibodies —  a protective protein made by your immune system — start to develop in  your body. These antibodies are able to recognize the virus (known as an  antigen) from the vaccine and can latch onto it and neutralize it.
  • It’s also worth noting that when you get a flu vaccine, you are either receiving flu viruses that are inactive (dead) and not infectious or else a single gene from a flu virus (rather than the full virus) to trigger an immune response.

Vaccinations have been proven to save lives and additionally, decrease the severity and length of a potential infection. 

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