Where to Get Your Flu Shot & Other Ways to Fight the Flu

Aug 29, 2022 | Featured, Healthy Living, In The Community, News, Service | 0 comments

Getting your flu shot is important to protect yourself and others. Find out where to go to get your flu shot today, and how you can fight the spread of the flu.

The introduction of fall and winter means it’s officially “flu season.” While the flu can stay around all year, the typical peak of flu season is from December to February but can last as late as May. With the continued presence of COVID-19 this year, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. The flu shot has important benefits like reducing flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work or school. It is best to get the shot early before the flu begins spreading in the community. It takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the protective antibodies to fully develop, so the CDC recommends getting the shot sometime in September or October. However, vaccination anytime during flu season will provide benefits. The most important thing is for all people six months and older to get a flu vaccine every year.

Attend a flu shot clinic or call one of our clinics for a same-day flu shot – free with most insurances.

AFM Weekend Flu Shot Clinics

AFM is offering Saturday walk-in flu shot clinics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at several of our offices this fall. Children can receive their flu shots at our walk-in clinics. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing to receive a flu shot. AFM requires that you wear a mask to prevent any potential spread. Thank you!

Save time and schedule your flu shot appointment. While appointments are not required, we highly recommend scheduling your flu shot to reduce potential wait times.

For a quicker process, please print and bring this flu vaccination consent form with you: 

Saturday, September 10th

Lemay Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Horsetooth Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Windsor Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 24th

Horsetooth Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Foxtrail Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lemay Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 8th

West Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Horsetooth Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Foxtrail Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 22nd

Horsetooth Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Windsor Office: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

AFM Weeknight Flu Shot Clinics

To help maintain social distancing in our clinics and prevent large gatherings of patients, AFM is offering walk-in weeknight flu shot clinics at several of our locations this fall:

Save time and schedule your flu shot appointment. While appointments are not required, we highly recommend scheduling your flu shot to reduce potential wait times.

For a quicker process, please print and bring this flu vaccination consent form with you.

Tuesdays

September 13: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Horsetooth Office and Windsor Office
September 27: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Horsetooth Office and Windsor Office
October 11: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Horsetooth Office and Windsor Office
October 25: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Horsetooth Office, Windsor Office, and West Office

Wednesdays

September 14: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Lemay Office
September 28: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – West Office and Harmony Office
October 12: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – CSU Office and Harmony Office
October 26: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Timberline Office

Thursdays

September 15: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – South Office
September 29: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Timberline Office
October 13: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – South Office
October 27: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – CSU Office

AFM is highly recommending (but not requiring) patients to call their office or request an appointment on My Health Connection to schedule an appointment for their flu shot. 

More ways to foil the flu

Wash your hands. Regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water will help prevent the spread of germs.
Scrub a dub dub. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects (like door knobs and handles, cell phones, your children’s toys and other frequently used items) that may be contaminated with germs.
Nourish your body. Continue to eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables to aid your immune system in warding off sickness.
Catch some zzz’s. Getting enough sleep is key to keeping illness away.
Protect yourself and others around you. The flu vaccine helps your body create a special defense to fight off the flu.

Learn more about how to fight off common flu misconceptions, germs, and doubts with this article.

Uh-oh! Not feeling well?

Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people, especially children, may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may also be infected with flu and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.

Stay home. Avoid sharing your sickness with friends and co-workers and steer clear of any other illnesses while you’re recovering from this one. The CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
Rest. Take some time to relax and recuperate. This can mean cozying up with a good book, catching up on a favorite TV show or napping… lots of napping.
Seek care, if needed. Call for a same-day appointment with your primary care provider or visit an urgent care clinic that can provide you with some relief.

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