Things to Know About Flu Shots
The skepticism people feel about getting vaccinated stretches far back into the mid-1800s when the first vaccine for smallpox was discovered. And today, many still refuse or completely forget to get the necessary flu shot and other vaccinations, which can put their lives at risk of disease.
The flu can attack even the best and healthiest of us — you don’t have to be young or have a compromised immune system. There are even unique cases where seniors 65 and older lose their lives to this sickness. It has become all the more crucial to get vaccinated now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The best and, so far, the most effective way to avoid getting sick and prevent spreading it to others is the flu vaccination.
Thus, we at Arkell Walk-In Clinic & Arkell Pharmacy encourage our patients to visit our walk-in clinic in Guelph and get their flu shots as soon as possible to protect themselves and their families from diseases.
Clients may also visit our pharmacy in Guelph to purchase vaccines and other medical equipment. The flu vaccine may come in the following forms.
- Injectable shots
- High-dose injectable shots (for people 65 and older)
- Intradermal shot
- Nasal spray