Flu Shot Update
Last Updated 9/16/2019 (refresh for latest updates)
- Flu shots are in! View our flu clinic schedule for dates/times at a location near you.
- With very limited supplies of FluMist being made available this year, we recommend the flu shot for all patients over the age of 6 months.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
continues to recommend universal flu vaccination, meaning that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. The single best way to protect against the flu is for everyone to get vaccinated—every year.
Check our flu clinic Schedule
to see where and when flu vaccinations are available.
Book your flu shot appointment by calling the ARC flu clinic location of your choice or requesting an appointment online
. You can schedule your flu shot at any ARC flu clinic location. You can also call ARC-INFO, 512-272-4636 for more information.
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Allergy Patient Alert: If you receive allergy shots, you must wait 24 hours after receiving your flu vaccine before you can resume receiving allergy injections.
It is especially important that people in the high-risk group get vaccinated. That group includes:
- Pregnant women – watch Dr. Moreno talk about the importance of flu vaccines for pregnant women
- Children younger than 5 years old, especially younger than 2 years old
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
- People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications
Getting your flu shot at ARC provides many advantages:
- We vaccinate all family members regardless of patient age or type of vaccine desired.
- We vaccinate pregnant patients at their Ob/Gyn offices during their regularly scheduled visits.
- We provide flu vaccinations to ARC and non-ARC patients alike.
- We will file a claim with your insurance company for you. Call the customer service telephone number on your insurance card for questions about what’s covered and your financial responsibility.
- We keep a record of your shots in your medical record for future reference by your physician.
- You can set up an appointment to receive other needed medical care at the same time that you get your flu vaccination.
Flu Vaccines Offered
- Regular flu shot (QIV*): Approved for people ages 6 months and older
- Preservative-free flu shot (QIV*): Approved for pregnant women and ages 6 months and older
- High-dose shot (QIV*): Approved for people 65 years and older
- FluMist® (QIV*): Offered for children who wouldn’t otherwise receive an influenza vaccine
*Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV): protects against 4 viruses including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses