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The FREE Flu Shot Clinics offered by the WellPATH Program have ended for the 2017 year. Please contact your doctor or local pharmacy for information on how to receive flu shots during the rest of this season.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications. This page summarizes information for the 2017-2018 flu season.
What viruses will the 2017-2018 flu vaccines protect against?
There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses that research suggests will be most common. For 2017-2018, three-component vaccines are recommended to contain:
Four-component vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to be produced using the same viruses recommended for the trivalent vaccines, as well as a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus.
Wondering if you need a flu shot? Read the CDC FAQ Sheet, and then decide.
It’s that time again. Time to start scheduling for Fall onsite events such as:
If you’d like to request an event at your site, fill out the Request Form and WellPATH will be in contact with you to coordinate your event. We look forward to helping you along your path to better health.