Due to our limited capacity we would like to suggest appointments made for flu shots are held for persons 65 and older or for families with children under 3 years of age. Please click scroll down this page for more options on how you can receive a flu shot this season in Gallatin County.**
For your convenience, click on the FLU Consent Form below, fill it out and bring it with you to our clinic. (Make sure to read the privacy notice and vaccine information statement also below).
We will have pediatric, adult and high dose flu vaccination for people 65 or older.
There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses that research suggest will be most common.
For 2020-2021, trivalent (three-component) egg-based vaccines are recommended to contain:
Influenza is a contagious disease. Caused by the influenza virus, it is most often spread through coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. Although most people are only sick for a few days to a week, young children, older adults (over 65), pregnant women, and those with certain health problems and weaker immune systems are more likely to get really sick, sometimes resulting in high fevers and pneumonia, as well as seizures and diarrhea in young children. Every year thousands of people die from influenza, and many more are hospitalized.
The flu shot can help protect you and your family from getting sick and missing school and work. But it can also protect the health of the community, by limiting the spread of influenza to those who are the most susceptible to becoming very ill.
Although most cases occur in January and February, influenza season is technically between September and May. It’s best to get the flu shot as soon as it’s available in order to protect you and your family for the entire season.
Everyone over the age of six months, especially those who are in close contact with infants under six months of age, those who work in healthcare, and those who are around or are included in high-risk populations, which includes young children, older adults (over 65), pregnant women, and those with certain health problems and weaker immune systems.