Each year in the United States, over 200,000 people are hospitalized and some 36,000 people die from the flu. According to the Center for Disease Control, the best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each and every year.
But what if you’re allergic to the ingredients in the vaccine, or have special dietary restrictions?
At Aurora, we understand that one size rarely fits all. That’s why we offer two flu vaccine options - the traditional flu shot and Flublok® for patients who can’t or don’t consume eggs.
And with convenient appointments available at a clinic or pharmacy near you, it’s never been easier to stay protected all flu season long.
The flu shot is a traditional flu vaccine given via intramuscular injection with a needle. It can be given to:
The flu shot should NOT be given to:
Flublok® is a flu vaccine that's completely free of common allergens like eggs and latex. Flublok® is FDA-approved for adults 18 and older. If you're concerned about allergies, or if you are vegan, talk to your Primary Care doctor about using Flublok® as your flu vaccine this season.