02 Nov Get Flu Shot, COVID Booster Before the Holidays
What’s worse than being sick over the holidays? Taking Grandma down with you😒! Get your flu shot and COVID-19 booster now to stay healthy later, and to protect the ones you love. It takes two weeks from the time of vaccination for immunity to develop, so don’t wait – make your appointment today! Schedule online in the Minot office, or call your local office for an appointment.
- The flu and COVID vaccinations can be given in the same appointment.
- Everyone 6 months and older should have a flu shot every year and vaccinated for COVID-19.
- If you are over age five, vaccinated for COVID-19, and haven’t gotten a booster in the past 8 weeks, you are due for the new bivalent booster. The Pfizer bivalent vaccine is authorized for everyone, no matter what brand of vaccine you’ve had before. The bivalent vaccine protects against the two primary strains of COVID-19 that are currently circulating.
People with a current COVID-19 infection or positive test should wait to get vaccinated at least until their isolation period is over. Those who recently had COVID-19 infection may consider waiting for 3 months from when their symptoms started or they tested positive.