You can rely on Planned Parenthood for a wide range of preventive health services, including your annual flu vaccine. Each year scientists determine the three flu strains that are likely to cause the most disease and include them in the flu vaccination for that season. Vaccination is the most effective way to avoid catching the flu virus, and the best way to protect yourself and your community from illness. Health care experts are advising everyone to get flu shots to reduce the risk of complications from flu, like pneumonia and asthma.
Pregnancy and the Flu Vaccine
Women who are or may become pregnant are at higher risk of complications from the flu. A flu shot can help prevent these potential problems. In addition, having a flu shot during pregnancy can help protect your baby after birth. Infants are at high risk of complications from the flu, but childhood flu vaccines can't begin until age 6 months. If you have a flu shot during pregnancy, however, the antibodies you develop will pass through the placenta.
PPGNW offers the flu shot and not the nasal spray vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated virus, so it's safe for all during any stage of pregnancy. The nasal spray vaccine is made from a live virus, which makes it less appropriate during pregnancy or while you're trying to conceive. If you're allergic to eggs, check with your doctor before receiving a flu shot.
Getting a Flu Shot at PPGNW
Shots are only $25* each, if paid at time of service and while supplies last.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.
We can bill most major insurances.
Offer limited to clients’ 18-years and older.
*Charge to 3rd party payers: $45. Charge to self pay: $45 - $20 prompt pay discount = $25