Flu Shots

Stay protected against the flu with BASS Primary Care's flu shot services. Learn about the importance of annual flu vaccinations, available services, and answers to common questions. Schedule your flu shot today.


Flu Shots at BASS Primary Care

At BASS Primary Care, we prioritize your health and well-being, especially during flu season. Understanding the significant impact influenza can have on individuals and communities alike, we offer comprehensive flu shot services. Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can lead to severe health complications, especially in vulnerable populations. Our flu shot service is designed to provide effective protection against the flu, aligning with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for annual vaccinations for everyone aged 6 months and older.

Services Provided and Common Questions

Why Do You Need a Flu Shot?

The flu vaccine is the first and most crucial step in protecting against influenza virus infections. Getting vaccinated each year is essential because:

  • It reduces the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and even death.
  • It's particularly important for high-risk groups, such as young children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with chronic health conditions.
  • The flu virus strains often change, so the vaccine is updated annually to match these changes.

What Services Are Included?

BASS Primary Care offers:

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations tailored to the current influenza strains
  • Consultations on the benefits and potential side effects of the flu vaccine
  • Guidance on preventive practices to reduce the spread of flu

Common Questions Around Flu Shots:

  • When is the best time to get a flu shot? The optimal time for vaccination is before flu season starts in your community, typically in September or October. However, getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial.
  • Are there side effects to the flu shot? Side effects are generally mild and can include soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, and aches, usually lasting only a few days.
  • Can I get a flu shot if I'm allergic to eggs? Yes, there are egg-free flu vaccines available. Please consult with our healthcare providers for the best option for you.

At BASS Primary Care, our dedicated team is here to ensure you and your family are protected against the flu with the most up-to-date vaccinations available. Protecting your health is our top priority, and getting a flu shot is a key step in this journey.

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