Get a flu shot near you
Getting a flu shot is always a good idea. Why? Because it keeps you and those around you well.
You might consider the flu an inconvenience, not a serious illness. But for some people, the flu can be bad news. The best way to protect yourself? A flu shot. Getting a flu shot can keep you from spreading flu to others at high risk of severe illness (like children under 2 or adults over 65).
You can help keep others healthy by getting one. It’s easy, safe — and puts you on the first line of defense.
Where to get a flu shot
Flu season begins in the fall and ends in the spring, typically lasting from October through May. It’s best to get vaccinated before flu season starts — but getting it later in the season is better than not at all.
Choose the most convenient way to get your flu shot from Geisinger:
1. Get a walk-in flu shot
Get a walk-in flu shot during business hours at:
That’s right, just walk in.
* Flu shots available for anyone age 9 and older at ConvenientCare locations.
2. Get a drive-through flu shot
Drive-through flu shots are no longer available this flu season. Check back for events next fall.
Have flu shot questions? We have answers.
The flu shot doesn’t contain the active virus, so it can’t cause you to get the flu. You might feel a bit under the weather, though, as it revs up your immune system and your body creates antibodies.
You might have some minor side effects including:
- Soreness, redness and/or swelling
- Muscle aches
If you have side effects, you should feel better within a day or two. If not, contact your doctor.
If you don’t get your shot early, it can still be beneficial throughout flu season. So, if you forget, get it as soon as you can.
Yes. The flu shot at Geisinger has a very small amount of egg — so small that most people with egg allergies can get the shot.
Geisinger also has a limited supply of egg-free flu vaccines available for people with egg allergies who have had severe reactions to the shot in the past.
If you’re allergic to eggs, talk to your doctor about which shot is right for you.
We offer two types of flu vaccines:
- Flulaval: A standard dose, four strain (quadrivalent) vaccine that is approved for patients 6 months and older. This will be the flu vaccine we offer to people between 6 months and 64 years old.
- Fluzone HD: A high dose, quadrivalent vaccine approved for people 65 and older. The higher dosage helps to produce a more robust and long-lasting immune response in those whose immune system may not be as strong.