KIMA does not require an appointment for your flu shot but if you already have one scheduled, it's very simple to receive your shot during that visit.
The administered flu vaccine is designed to combat the three strains of flu virus anticipated to be the most common that year. The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) recommends children or adults who are of six months of age or older get the flu vaccines.
Additional flu vaccine information from the CDC:
A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the 3 viruses that research suggests will be most common. Everyone, six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine.
Vaccination of high-risk people is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
Those at high risk include young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease; and people 65 and older.
Vaccination also is important for healthcare workers and others who live with or care for high-risk people to keep from spreading the flu.
Children younger than six months are at high risk of serious flu illness but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
More flu prevention information is available at the CDC site.