There’s still time to get your flu shot for this season. Today is a great day to get it done.

Been too busy to get the flu shot? You still have time, but don’t wait too long. If you can, get your flu shot today. “The flu season peaks here in Middle Tennessee from mid-January until March, and sometimes into April or May.

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Been too busy to get the flu shot? You still have time, but don’t wait too long. If you can, get your flu shot today. “The flu season peaks here in Middle Tennessee from mid-January until March, and sometimes into April or May,” explains NGH Employee Health Coordinator, Doria Gibbons. 

Gibbons goes on to explain that it takes two weeks for the body to build up immunity once you get the flu shot. “We generally like to see people get the flu shot between late September through November,” she says. “That’s to make sure that you are protected during the entire flu season.” 

The presence of Covid-19 this year makes it even more critical to protect yourself from the flu. “It’s not the flu itself that can cause problems, it’s complications such as pneumonia that can be life-threatening,” adds Gibbons. “And it is possible for people to get the flu and Covid-19. I don’t think that’s a battle anyone wants to deal with.”

Where can I get a flu shot?

If you’re a current NGH Nashville Healthcare Center clinic patient, call 615-341-4968 or go online to schedule an appointment today to get your flu shot. Not a patient? Find a location near you.

If you’re a senior citizen, you may need added protection.

If you’re age 60 and older, your health care provider may require you to get additional shots to help protect yourself and others. These may include: 

  • Pneumonia
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TDAP)
  • Shingles

Be sure to talk to your health care provider about any questions or concerns you have about any of the vaccines.