Frequently Asked Questions
The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu shot every flu season, including those are who healthy or have health conditions. TrustCare offers flu shots to anyone ages 6 months and up. It’s recommended that anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu should be vaccinated. It’s especially important for certain people to get vaccinated, such as those who are at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get sick with the flu. This includes:
- People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, weakened immune systems, diabetes and chronic heart or lung disease
- Pregnant women
- People who are over the age of 65
- People who live with or care for others who are at high risk for developing serious complications. This includes household contacts and caregivers of people with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and others.
- According to CDC analysis of flu hospitalization data, people from certain racial and ethnic minority groups, including non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino people
Absolutely. All clinics are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 8:00pm, on Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm, and on Sunday from 1:00pm – 7:00pm so you can find a time that’s convenient for you.
Yes, you can walk in or schedule a time to get your flu shot.
We offer Flucelvax at all locations for patients 6 months and up and Fluad for patients 65 and older. FluMist is available for children at our TrustCare Kids location.
A flu vaccine is needed every year for two reasons. First, a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual flu vaccine is needed for optimal protection.
Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the composition of flu vaccines is reviewed annually and are updated to protect against the viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming flu season. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated annually.
The viruses in the flu shot are inactivated, so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are:
- Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
- Fever (low grade)
If these side effects occur, they begin soon after the shot and usually last 1 to 2 days.
Insurance is accepted for flu vaccinations. And most insurances pay for your flu shots 100%, so there’s no cost to you. For the Flucelvax vaccine, the self-pay price is $35. The Fluad vaccine self-pay price is $85.