Healthcare providers recommend that everyone six months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccination. However, if you have an egg allergy, you should talk to your physician before receiving the flu shot. Many people have concerns regarding whether the flu shot is safe. You can rest assured that flu vaccination manufacturers meet very strict safety standards to ensure that the injections are free of contaminants and that the dosage strength is appropriate. Hundreds of millions of people have safely received the flu shot.
If you have further concerns about the safety of the flu shot, watch this video. You’ll hear a doctor with the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office explain the safety measures that apply to the flu shot. She also discusses some side effects that may occur. Serious side effects with the flu shot are quite rare.
Residents of the Port Charlotte, North Port, and Punta Gorda areas can receive their annual flu shots and other vaccinations at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Call (888) 685-1599 or visit our website to browse through our healthcare services, including senior care and cardiac care.