This flu season it is more important than ever to think about protecting your family against influenza.
Walk-In Flu Shot Clinics
Vaccinating the whole family?
Just like last year, we recommend that everyone in your family, 6 months of age and older, including pregnant women, get the flu vaccine. Walk in with the whole family or book just one appointment at our flu shot clinics in Addison, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Oak Lawn, Tinley Park and Westmont.
Primary Care Flu Shot Clinics (By Appointment Only)
Additionally, flu shots are available by appointment at most of our primary care clinic locations throughout the Chicago area. If you have an annual wellness visit scheduled with your primary care provider, a flu shot will be offered during your visit.
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
Just like last year, we recommend that everyone in your family, 6 months of age and older, including pregnant women, get the flu vaccine. For those 65 years old and above, we recommend receiving the high-dose influenza vaccine.
We are already seeing influenza cases here in the United States and predict this to be a very early flu season. For this reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised everyone to receive their influenza vaccine by the end of October 2022.
COVID-19 Boosters & Flu Shots
Patients can get their COVID bivalent booster and flu shot on the same day. There is no need to space these vaccines out, nor is there a requirement to get them in a certain order. If you are looking to receive a COVID-19 bivalent booster and a flu shot in the same appointment, book your appointment as a COVID booster on MyChart or online.
If you would prefer to space out your COVID-19 bivalent booster and flu shot, we recommend receiving your COVID-19 bivalent booster first, followed by your flu shot by the end of October.
*If you have received your flu vaccine at your workplace or from another provider, please send a MyChart message to your primary care provider with the date and location of your vaccine. Or, call your physician’s office with this information if you’re not a MyChart user so it can be added to your electronic medical record. It is important that your physician has this information on file.