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Flu Shots

Flu Shots at Dunwoody Urgent Care

Updated for 2022-23 Flu Season

Getting a flu shot markedly reduces your chances of getting the flu, and of transmitting it if you do get it. A high rate of immunization will dramatically help us sort out who has the flu and who has COVID-19

Get yours today! Available seven days a week.

We only carry the best flu shots available

  • Quadrivalent (4 Flu strains-2 A strains and 2 B strains) – broadest coverage available
  • Completely Mercury, Thimerisol and preservative-free
  • Single dose, individual syringes – enhances safety for patients
  • Available for 3 years old and up

When should I get vaccinated?

From the Centers for Disease Control

dunwoody urgent care, flu shots, walk inBecause the timing of the onset, peak and end of flu seasons varies from year to year and cannot be predicted, it is difficult to say when is the best time to be vaccinated for any one season. In trying to balance the need to get many people vaccinated before flu activity begins with concerns about potential waning of vaccine-induced immunity during the flu season, CDC and ACIP recommend that vaccination be offered by the end of October.

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Children 6 months through 8 years of age who need 2 doses should receive their first dose as soon as possible after the vaccine becomes available to allow the second dose (which must be administered at least 4 weeks later) to be received by the end of October.

For people who need only one dose for the season, vaccinating early – for example, in July or August –may lead to reduced protection against flu later in the season, particularly among older adults. While vaccination should optimally occur before the onset of flu activity in the community, providers should continue to offer and encourage vaccination as long as flu viruses are circulating and unexpired vaccine is available. To avoid missed opportunities for vaccination, vaccination can be offered during routine health care visits and hospitalizations.