Every year, Dunwoody Urgent Care offers flu shots to protect the health of Dunwoody and surrounding areas. Flu shots this year cost $30. We use only the safest and most effective vaccines available.
- Approved for ages 4 and up
- Quadrivalent Vaccine (2 Influenza A strains and 2 Influenza B strains) offers the best/broadest protection
- We never use vaccines that contain Mercury/Thimerosal/Preservatives!
- We also carry hi-potency vaccine for those 65 and older
When should I get vaccinated?
Because 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.
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.