The Champaign Health District recommends that all people 6 months of age and older get vaccinated for flu. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of severe influenza and their close contacts, including healthcare personnel and close contacts of children younger than 6 months.
Influenza can occur at any time, but most influenza occurs from October through May. In recent seasons, most infections have occurred in January and February. Get the vaccination as soon as it is available. This should provide protection if the flu season comes early, however, getting vaccinated in December, or even later, will still be beneficial in most years.
Influenza viruses are always changing, so annual vaccination is recommended. Each year, scientists try to match the viruses in the vaccine to those most likely to cause flu that year. H1N1 is included as one of the three strands of flu viruses selected to be used in the vaccine this year. It can take up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the shot. Protection lasts about one year.
By getting the flu vaccine, you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. Flu clinics are planned to provide multiple opportunities close to where you live in Champaign County. View Current Calendar
Charge for Flu Shot:
6 months through 18 years: $8.00 Adults $20.00 High Dose for Adults 65 and older $45.00
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