Boca Grande Health Clinic to offer November 4 flu clinic

October 22, 2021
By Boca Grande Health Clinic

The Boca Grande Health Clinic is conducting drive-thru flu shot clinics for our registered patients. The flu shots will be offered under the Clinic Annex carport. Please call the Clinic at 941-964-2276 to register for a flu shot time slot.   

In addition to the first clinic completed October 21, a second drive-thru flu shot clinic will be open on November 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Additional clinics will be offered as needed.

Flu is a serious virus, especially for those aged 65 and older. According to the CDC, millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year.

Last year saw a record-low number of flu cases, thanks in large part to COVID-19 precautions like widespread mask wearing, remote work and school, and physical distancing. With those precautions waning, the upcoming flu season could be severe.

It’s been proven that you’re in better shape to fight off the flu if you get the vaccine. By getting vaccinated against the flu, you help protect the people around you. The CDC recommends annual flu vaccination in October when flu season starts because it takes about two weeks for immunity to develop and gives good protection to the end of flu season in May. A higher dose vaccine is automatically given to patients over 65 because their immune system needs more stimulation to create adequate antibodies. Be sure to get your vaccination before you travel.

Most local pharmacies and all national drug stores and quick clinics offer flu shots.