With the CDC warning of a more severe flu season and flu activity increasing, the time to get your flu shot is now if you haven’t already done so. Westchester and Fairfield counties are listed as “active” for flu by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get the annual flu vaccine. It’s not too late, but it does take about two weeks for the flu shot to become effective.
Westmed has flu vaccine available from primary care physicians’ offices, including internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN.
The flu usually doesn’t peak until January or February and can circulate for a month or two afterward, so getting the shot later than October will still help you fight the flu.
If you have received your flu vaccine elsewhere besides Westmed, please let your PCP know at your next visit so that your medical record can be updated. Or send your provider a secure message through the My Westmed patient portal.