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Flu Vaccine Recommended Now for Early Flu Season

Boise, ID, September 26, 2022 – Idahoans are urged to get their flu vaccine soon, as reports from Australia indicate an earlier, more severe flu season could be headed our way. 

“October 31st is widely accepted as the unofficial deadline to get vaccinated, because the vaccine takes about two weeks to become fully effective inside the body,” explained Ann Weiss, M.D., Clinical Director for Primary Health Medical Group. “However, this year we are urging patients to get vaccinated as soon as possible. We know Australia had a severe flu season which peaked two months earlier than usual, and that is typically a good indicator of what we can expect to see here in the U.S. We should all take precautions for a potentially difficult winter, get vaccinated for influenza and make sure we are up to date on our COVID vaccines.”

Flu vaccine is available at all Primary Health clinics, including nasal mist for kids 2 – 18 and high-dose vaccine for patients 65 and older. There is no cost for the flu vaccine with most major insurance plans, and a discount is available for self-pay patients. Patients may receive COVID vaccines or boosters at the same time as their flu shot.

Flu Vaccine at Primary Health Clinics
Most Locations Open Daily till 8 PM
Walk In – No Appointment Needed
No cost with most insurance plans