Flu is caused by the influenza virus, which spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. So covering your nose or mouth with coughing or sneezing and hand washing is important! Flu viruses are always changing. So influenza vaccines are updated yearly from several strains of the influenza virus which is why you need an annual flu vaccine. It takes about 2 weeks for protection to develop after receiving the vaccine, and the protection can last up to 1 year.
You may not obtain influenza at our office if:
- Allergic to eggs, gelatin, chicken, thimerisol, latex, or any components of the vaccine.