The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated annually. The CDC encourages everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine. It is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu.
Flu shots for individuals and families with children 3 years of age and older are now available at all Inova Urgent Care centers.
It is recommended that individuals get a flu vaccine by the end of October. However, getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial.
Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans and Medicare Part B. For self-pay patients, flu shots are $35.