Fall is here, and that means it’s time to get your annual flu shot. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control recommend anyone over 6 months of age get vaccinated by the end of October. This way, your body has time to develop antibodies it needs to protect against flu virus before the flu starts spreading.
“Get a flu shot now,” says Patrick Connolly, M.D., a physician at Martin’s Point’s Health Care Center in Portland. “The flu vaccine is not perfect, but it will make you less likely to get the flu, and if you do get sick, you are likely to get a milder case.”
Where to go for a flu shot
Martin’s Point Health Care patients can go to any MPHC location to receive a flu shot. Click here to see walk-in flu clinic hours at our various locations or call your center and schedule an appointment. You also have the option to use the MyMartinsPoint® patient portal to make an online appointment.
Most insurance plans cover flu shots, but it’s a good idea to double-check with your plan.
Get a complete list of flu vaccine locations by entering your ZIP code with the CDC Vaccine Finder tool (scroll down and look for the blue box).
Questions? Contact your primary care provider today!