Flu season runs from October to early May. To give yourself the best chance of avoiding the flu, Thunderbird Internal Medicine encourages all patients to get the vaccine which is now available at our Phoenix office and at our C-1 and F-1 Glendale locations on a walk-in basis anytime the offices are open (including Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm at the F-1 location). No appointment is needed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu viruses change constantly and the vaccines are reviewed each year to match the circulating viruses. For 2016-17, vaccines are targeting two specific influenza A and two influenza B viruses. The CDC web site also notes that this season, only injectable flu shots are recommended.
Flu shots are $40 for cash pay patients and we are happy to bill insurance for existing patients.
We encourage everyone to get vaccinated and take precautions like washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs.