An annual vaccine for influenza “Flu” is recommended for all people over the age of six months, and is highly recommended for anyone over the age of 65.
It is very important, and strongly suggested that the community receive their shot in either late September or early October. About two weeks after the Flu shot is received, it causes antibodies to develop in the body. These antibodies work to provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
Each year, the vaccine’s composition is changed to fit the updated strains of the influenza virus. Recently, the World Health Organization announced the strains that would make up the flu vaccine in 2017-2018.
This year’s flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during our fall and winter seasons.
This year Drug Screen Compliance will be offering the Quadrival “Four Strand” vaccine. These vaccines protect against the same viruses as the trivalent vaccine and an additional B virus.
Please visit our new website or contact your local D.S.C. office for more information.
*Ask about our conveniently offered on-site flu vaccinations. We will come to your office, and inoculate your whole team!*