The 2022 SBR Flu Vaccine Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. Desert Life Pharmacy has ordered vaccines for our community and has set up an online registration. Please register each person one at a time. Don’t double up to register to receive the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine.
The link to register is: https://bit.ly/3S0LLd1 (this link will bring you to a calendly.com scheduling page).
If you cannot make the registration link work for you, send an email to [email protected] to receive the link via email.
The new COVID-19 Moderna Bivalent booster has been released. The pharmacy has been allocated a limited supply. If the pharmacy has enough vaccine at the end of October, we can also do this vaccination along with your flu vaccination. More details will come out if this status changes.
While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.
We will be offering three variations of the flu vaccine. The Super Flu for people 65 and older, the regular flu vaccine for those under age 65, and for those with an egg allergy, a special vaccine.
You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begin spreading in our community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall before flu season begins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting vaccinated early (for example, in July or August) is likely to be associated with reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season, particularly among older adults.
If you don’t use the computer but would like to sign up for the flu vaccine, call Linda Shannon-Hills at 970-389-5131 for assistance.
For more details about the flu vaccines, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season.htm.