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Riverside Medical Group’s free flu vaccine clinics for the year are over. If you were not able to attend and need a vaccine, please contact your Riverside primary care provider, schedule through your MyChart account or call 757-534-5050.

Riverside Health System is proud to announce it will host several free clinics throughout the region to further promote both the High Dose (HD) and standard flu vaccination. These drive-thru and walk-up clinics will allow patients 9 and older to receive the flu vaccine.

Patients who are sick with any of the following symptoms shouldn't attend a clinic:

  • Fever (greater than 100.4)
  • New onset cough
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose not related to allergies

Riverside is committed to caring for the community and encourages any resident not yet vaccinated to stop by one of these clinics in order to help improve health outcomes throughout the region. Getting vaccinated before flu activity begins helps protect once flu season starts. The Flu Vaccine will take roughly two weeks to provide full protection to your immune system.

High Dose Influenza Vaccine

According to the CDC, “getting a flu vaccine is extremely important for people 65 and older because they are at a higher risk of developing serious flu complications. People 65 and older should get a higher dose or adjuvanted flu vaccine, including: Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent, Flublok Quadrivalent, or Fluad Quadrivalent vaccine. These vaccines are preferred for people 65 years and older because a review of existing studies suggested that, in this age group, these vaccines are potentially more effective than standard dose unadjuvanted flu vaccines.”

Guidelines

If you are sick or show any symptoms of illness, please do not come for vaccination; seek care from your doctor.

In addition, patients who are under evaluation for COVID-19, waiting on viral test result, diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation, or have had prolonged contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 should also contact their physician before getting the flu vaccination.  

Download and complete the consent form below to bring with you!

Influenza Vaccine Consent Form 

Fight the Flu – Who should get a shot and who is at high risk?

COVID-19 and the Flu

Am I contagious and should I get a shot if I am positive for COVID-19?

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