The Vaccine Center And Travel Medicine Clinic
The Vaccine Center is a preventative health and wellness company. Our Clinic is supervised by Board Certified doctors. We provide comprehensive preventative health and wellness services. Our immunization services include all vaccines available in the US for work, school, travel, and general health.
We specialize in an array of other preventative health services such as complete laboratory testing, TB skin testing, drug testing, STD testing, diagnostic testing, and physical exams. We also provide comprehensive Employee Health Services to many small and large companies. We have the ability to meet all of your Immigration needs and provide medical examinations with a designated Civil Surgeon. We offer great pricing and service. We accept appointments and walk ins for vaccinations and laboratory services with minimal to no waiting.
On-Site Flu Vaccinations
The Vaccine Center makes it easy and convenient for corporations to ensure employees are able to have a flu vaccine. We can set up on-site flu vaccination clinics so employee downtime is reduced.
- Save your company money and keep your employees healthy by setting up your Corporate On-Site Flu Vaccinations
- Reduce sick leave and absenteeism
- We can accommodate small numbers of employees up to thousands
- Provide your employees flu shots ever year as a health and wellness strategy for your company
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
What is the flu and why should I be vaccinated?
Influenza is a serious contagious virus that may lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Influenza infection affects people differently. Even healthy people may become very sick from the flu virus and spread it to others.
Flu season can begin as early as October and last until May in the United States. The annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of having the seasonal flu and decreases the chance that you will spread it to others. The more people that are vaccinated in the community, the less the flu can spread.
Travelers are at a particularly high risk for flu infection. The Northern Hemisphere has a seasonal flu virus usually between October until May. The Southern Hemisphere may begin in April and last through September. The tropical and subtropical areas may have infection with flu virus throughout the year. Travelers are at a higher risk for infection due to air travel and cruise ships which easily facilitate flu transmission.
Who should have the flu vaccine?
Almost everyone should have a flu vaccine unless there is a medical reason for not having it. Groups in particular that should have the flu vaccine include:
- All travelers
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- Pregnant women
- People with chronic medical conditions
- People who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
- Health care workers
- Parents or caregivers of young children
Who should not have the flu vaccine?
- People who have a severe egg allergy
- People who have had a severe allergic reaction to a flu vaccine in the past
- Children younger than 6 months old
- People who are moderately or severely ill should wait until they recover
- People with a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe illness that presents with paralysis).
Types of flu vaccines
The flu vaccine for the 2015-2016 season has been developed to protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicated will be most common during the flu season. The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about 2 weeks after having the vaccine. These three kinds of influenza virus circulate globally among the population. The three kinds of influenza virus in this seasonal flu’s vaccine include:
- Influenza B virus
- Influenza A (H1N1) virus
- Influenza A (H3N2) virus
The Vaccine Center offers 3 convenient and very affordable flu vaccines. Our flu vaccine is “inactivated”, which means there are no live virus in the vaccine and no chance of catching the flu from the vaccine.
- Intradermal flu shot:
- Used for people 18-64 years old.
- This flu vaccine has a 90% smaller needle and is given by the intradermal route.
- Seasonal flu shot:
- Used for people 36 months and older, including pregnant women.
- This is injected into the muscle of the upper arm.
- Hi-dose flu shot:
- Used for people 65 and older. About 90% of flu deaths occur among people 65 and older which is why it is important to have the Hi-dose flu vaccine which contains 4x the antigen that produces a stronger immune response in the person having the vaccine.
- This is also injected into the muscle of the upper arm.