Although peak flu season usually hits in February, it’s already started. So we want you to be protected! Did you know there are multiple flu vaccines? Knowing your options can help you make informed decisions about your preventative health.
Dr. Patel has conferred with infectious disease specialists, and the seasonal (trivalent) flu shot is the one they recommend. Children under 6 months old are too young for the flu shot. Those who are allergic to eggs, gelatin, antibiotics or other ingredients in the vaccine and those who are not feeling well should consult with their doctor prior to getting the flu shot.
The flu kills about 36,000 people a year in the United States, according to the CDC. Those at high risk include young children, adults over 65, pregnant women and Native Americans. People with medical conditions like asthma, lung disease, heart disease and weakened immune systems are also at risk. Don’t put yourself at risk. You don’t need an appointment at our office to get the flu shot. Stop in and we can discuss which flu vaccine is right for you. It’s early in the season, so we still have plenty of supply on-hand. Pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS and Osco also offer the flu shot for your convenience.
12624 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60585
Monday 9AM - 5PM
Tuesday 9AM - 5PM
Wednesday 9AM - 5PM
Thursday 9AM - 5PM
Friday By Appointment Only
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, internal medicine doctor in Plainfield, is dedicated to providing quality health care to Plainfield, Naperville, and surrounding area residents. At Advanced Integrative Medicine, Dr. Patel offers cancer screenings in Plainfield, physical exams in Plainfield, nutritional supplements in Plainfield, healthy lifestyle management in Plainfield, and specialist referrals.