Flu Shots Available at All Crozer-Keystone Health Network Primary Care Offices - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on October 30, 2015

Flu Shots Available at All Crozer-Keystone Health Network Primary Care Offices

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Katrina Stier
(610) 447-6314
Katrina.Stier@crozer.org

The CDC recommends annual flu shots for everyone age six months or older.

The CDC recommends annual flu shots for
everyone age six months or older.

Stay healthy through the long winter months and protect those you love by receiving an influenza vaccine (flu shot) from your physician. Flu shots are available at all Crozer-Keystone Health Network Primary Care offices. Flu shots are covered by insurance.

Flu season typically peaks in January and February, even dragging into March. But it takes two weeks from the time you receive your vaccination for your body to develop antibodies, which fight off flu viruses that come into your system.

Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu shots for everyone age six months or older. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of influenza complications:

  • Pregnant women
  • Older adults
  • Young children
  • Children between six months and eight years may need two doses of flu vaccine, given at least four weeks apart, to be fully protected. Check with your child’s doctor.

Chronic medical conditions can also increase your risk of influenza complications. Examples include:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer or cancer treatment
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Obesity

To avoid complications, it is important to talk to your physician before getting the flu shot.

Where to Get Your Flu Shot?

Wherever you live in Delaware County, there’s a Crozer-Keystone primary care doctor near you. We employ more than 100 primary care providers at over 30 practices throughout the area. Find a Crozer-Keystone primary care office near you or call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) to schedule an appointment.

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