With flu season coming up, it’s important for both seniors and caregivers to stay healthy and get their seasonal flu shot.
Most clinics have already started administering the 2015 flu vaccine. Once we are vaccinated, our bodies take about two weeks to develop antibodies that protect against the flu. Since the flu season can start as early as October, the Center for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated as soon as the shot becomes available. Visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to locate where you can get a flu shot.
For those people without Medicare Part B or other insurance, there are many retailers that offer coupons and discounts for the flu vaccine. Here are some flu shot webpages from some major pharmacy chains and retailers: