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Updated on - 03/03/2017
 
 

FLU SEASON IS HERE

It’s time to get vaccinated!
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as they become available. Pregnant women are also advised to get the flu shot.

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January or February. Illness from seasonal flu usually last one to two weeks. Getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
 

Facey's Flu Clinics are available on a walk-in basis.

The 2016-2017 flu vaccine is designed to protect you against the influenza viruses that research tells us are the most likely to spread and cause illness. Facey Medical Group if offering a four component (quadrivalent) formulation of the influenza vaccine. This formulation will protect you against an Influenza A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) – like virus, an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) –like virus and a B Brisbane/60/2008 – like virus (Victoria lineage) and a B/Phuket/3073/2013 – like virus (Yamagata lineage.)

Important 2016-2017 Flu Season Update

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently voted to recommend against the use of the LAIV vaccine, also known as Flu Mist in the 2016-2017 influenza season due to poor or relatively lower vaccine effectiveness from 2013 – through 2016. The ACIP also voted to remove Flu Mist from the VFC (Vaccines for Children) schedule.

The CDC continues to recommend an annual influenza vaccination for everyone ages 6 months and older. Facey Medical Group is following this recommendation and will not be offering Flu Mist for the 2016-2017 influenza season. We will offer the flu injections for all Facey patients ages 6 months and older.

Facey will provide flu vaccines to our patients at each of our locations. Each site will have a schedule for walk-in flu shots. The vaccine will also be available for patients who have scheduled a visit with their primary care physician or OB/GYN, at the offices listed below. 


For more about the flu season, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu