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Guide to the Flu Shot

sssl0034Flu season starts in October and can run until late May. Ideally, you should consider getting your flu vaccination in October, when the season has first started. Now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment to get your flu shot. Here are some basics you need to know when it comes to your flu shot:

Who should get vaccinated?
Everyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated every season. Click here for exceptions to this guideline.

What are the benefits of flu vaccination?
The flu shot can prevent you from getting sick. But even if you do get sick, having the flu shot could make your illness less severe and reduce the risk of more serious flu consequences such as hospitalizations. In addition, by getting the flu shot yourself, you can help reduce the risk of those particularly at risk for the flu such as the elderly or infants.

What are the side effects of the flu shot?
The side effects of the flu are typically short and nothing to worry about. You could experience mild cases of soreness, swelling, aching or low grade fever.

Where can I get a flu shot?
You may schedule an appointment to get your flu shot at Jacksonville Clinic by calling 904.622.9035.

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