Vaccination & Flu Shots

Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state, or proteins or toxins from the organism. In stimulating the body’s adaptive immunity, they help prevent sickness from an infectious disease.

An influenza (flu) shot is a flu vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. Seasonal flu shots protect against the three or four influenza viruses that research suggests may be most common during the  upcoming season.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exception. More information call us at (352) 399 2422 on who should and who should not get a flu vaccine is available.