The best defense against getting the flu is by getting a flu shot. This year, Geisinger is making it even easier to get your flu shot by offering Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Days. Geisinger community medicine and pediatric clinics are hosting the days on October 26 and November 23. Clinics will be open 9 a.m. to noon, with no appointments necessary to get a flu shot.
“It’s recommended that everyone age 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu every year,” said Dr. Maria Kobylinski, chair of Geisinger Community Medicine. “Flu season generally begins in late October and runs through April, so getting vaccinated early in the season is best defense to keep yourself and those around you flu free.”
There are certain people who are considered most vulnerable for contracting the flu, Kobylinski said. Pregnant women, patients with asthma and other respiratory infections, heart and lung conditions, diabetes and anyone over age 65 should get the flu shot.
In addition to the Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Days, Geisinger community medicine offices offer flu shots during regular office hours, with many locations open until 7 p.m. Also, patients age 9 and older can get a flu shot at Geisinger Careworks urgent care locations any day of the week, with no appointment necessary.
For a full list of Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Day locations, as well as helpful tips on staying flu free this season, visit geisinger.org/flu.