In-home flu vaccines are a safe and effective way to get vaccinated against this season’s strain of influenza, but you may have some questions about how our service works. Here, we’ve put together some frequently answered questions for your convenience.
If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us with any questions you may have about flu shots, Concierge MD, or how our service works. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have.
General flu shot FAQ
When should I get a flu shot?
The ideal time to get a flu shot is in September – October. This timeframe helps account for the 2 weeks it takes for your body to develop antibodies against the current strain of influenza. It will also help keep you protected for 4 – 6 months – approximately the entire flu season.
What side effects can I expect?
Side effects generally include redness and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, fever, and nausea. They are typically mild and resolve in 1 – 2 days.
How does an in-home flu vaccine appointment work?
An in-home flu shot appointment only takes a few minutes and is minimally disruptive to your schedule.
Our nurse will come to your door with all of the equipment needed for your appointment. They will administer the shot, answer any questions you may have, and that’s it – you’re protected for the season.
Does insurance cover the flu shot with Concierge MD?
Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t cover the cost of our flu shot. However, depending on your insurance provider and the types of services they cover, you may be able to get reimbursement for your appointment.
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Where can I learn more about flu shots?
You can learn more about flu shots on the CDC’s website.
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Can my child get a flu shot?
The flu shot is safe for all children over the age of 6 months.
Can pregnant and/or nursing women get a flu shot?
Yes, it’s both safe and recommended for pregnant and/or nursing women to get a flu shot to help protect themselves and their baby from influenza.
Is it safe for elderly individuals to get a flu shot?
Yes, it’s safe for elderly people to get a flu shot.