e7 Health offers the annual flu vaccine

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(Flu Vaccine)

e7 Health is a preventative health and wellness company. Our Clinic is supervised by Board Certified Physicians. We provide comprehensive preventative health and wellness services. Our immunization services include all vaccines available in the US for work, school, travel, and general health. We offer same day or next day appointments and allow you to book your appointments online!

We specialize in an array of other preventative health services such as complete laboratory testing, TB skin testing, drug testing, STD testing, diagnostic testing, and physical exams. We also provide comprehensive Employee Health Services to many small and large companies. We have the ability to meet all of your Immigration needs and provide medical examinations with a designated Civil Surgeon. We offer great pricing and service. We accept appointments and walk ins for vaccinations and laboratory services with minimal to no waiting.

On-Site Flu Vaccinations

e7 Health makes it easy and convenient for corporations to ensure employees are able to have a flu vaccine. We can set up on-site flu vaccination clinics so employee downtime is reduced.

  • Save your company money and keep your employees healthy by setting up your Corporate On-Site Flu Vaccinations
  • Reduce sick leave and absenteeism
  • We can accommodate small numbers of employees up to thousands
  • Provide your employees flu shots ever year as a health and wellness strategy for your company

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

What is the flu and why should I be vaccinated?

Influenza is a serious contagious virus that may lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Influenza infection affects people differently. Even healthy people may become very sick from the flu virus and spread it to others.

Flu season can begin as early as October and last until May in the United States. The annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of having the seasonal flu and decreases the chance that you will spread it to others. The more people that are vaccinated in the community, the less the flu can spread.

Travelers are at a particularly high risk for flu infection. The Northern Hemisphere has a seasonal flu virus usually between October until May. The Southern Hemisphere may begin in April and last through September. The tropical and subtropical areas may have transmission present throughout the year. Travelers are at a higher risk for infection due to air travel and cruise ships which easily facilitate flu transmission.

Who should have the flu vaccine?

Almost everyone should have a flu vaccine unless there is a medical reason for not having it. Groups in particular that should have the flu vaccine include:

  • All travelers
  • Children
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • Health care workers
  • Parents or caregivers of young children

Who should not have the flu vaccine?

  • Children between 6 months through 35 months who have a severe egg allergy. e7 Health does carry an egg free influenza vaccine for ages 4 and older for persons who do have an egg allergy.
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction to a flu vaccine in the past
  • Children younger than 6 months old
  • People who are moderately or severely ill should wait until they recover
  • People with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a severe illness that presents with paralysis).

Types of Influenza Vaccines

The flu vaccine for the current season has been developed to protect against the four influenza

viruses that research indicated will be most common during the flu season. The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body. These four types of influenza virus circulate globally among the population. The four kinds of influenza virus in this seasonal flu’s vaccine include:

  1. Influenza A virus (H1N1)
  2. Influenza A virus (H3N2
  3. Influenza B virus (Victoria lineage)
  4. Influenza B virus (Yamagata lineage)

e7 Health offers 3 convenient and very affordable flu vaccines. We also offer student discounts with a student ID or acceptance letter. Our flu vaccine is inactivated, which means there are no live virus in the vaccine and no chance of catching the flu from the vaccine.

  1. Seasonal Influenza Shot:
    • Used for people 4-64 years old.
    • This flu vaccine is preservative free.
    • This flu vaccine is egg free so safe for people who have an egg allergy.
    • This flu vaccine is quadrivalent (protects against 4 strains).
  2. Pediatric Seasonal Flu Shot:
    • Used for children 6 months through 35 months of age
    • This flu vaccine is quadrivalent (protects against 4 strains).
    • This flu vaccine is preservative free
  3. High Dose Flu Shot:
    • Used for age 65 and older.(About 90% of flu deaths occur among people 65 and older which is why it is important to have the Hi-dose flu vaccine which contains 4x the antigen that produces a stronger immune response in the person having the vaccine)
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Recommended Vaccines

e7 Health has ALL the recommended and/or required vaccines needed for your travel:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Influenza vaccine can be given with other vaccines at the same time. 

Yes.  Not only is it safe in pregnancy, it is actually recommended.  Receiving the inactivated flu vaccine during pregnancy decreases one’s severity of symptoms and risk of complications during pregnancy should she contract the flu.

Yes. Receiving the flu vaccine decreases your risk of contracting strains of influenza that commonly cause severe illness.

Live-attenuated and inactivated.

No, however there are different types of the flu vaccine: live-attenuated and inactivated.  Healthy, immunocompetent people can receive either type. However, people who are immunocompromised should opt for the inactivated type.

The influenza vaccine should be given annually, ideally at the beginning of each flu season.