CODY — The Cody VA Clinic team invites veterans to schedule flu shots on Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. or Oct. 4 from 8:30-10 a.m. To schedule the flu shot, enrolled veterans should call 307-587-4015, …
CODY — The Cody VA Clinic team invites veterans to schedule flu shots on Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. or Oct. 4 from 8:30-10 a.m. To schedule the flu shot, enrolled veterans should call 307-587-4015, Option 2. In addition to the standard vaccine, the high-dose vaccine will be available for patients 65 years and older.
Attendees should bring their VA identification and consider wearing a shirt with easy access to the shoulder. Veterans who have a fever, cough or any other coronavirus symptoms the day of their shot, should call the clinic to reschedule their appointment.
Why get a flu shot now?
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. The composition of flu vaccines has been updated. All flu vaccines will be designed to protect against four different flu viruses. By getting a flu shot, you will be less likely to spread flu to others. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hospitalized with the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months or older should get a yearly flu shot. Flu can be serious among young children, older adults and those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes.
For answers to common questions and misunderstandings about the flu, visit cdc.gov/flu/prevent/misconceptions.htm.