2022 Flu Shot Clinics

Quincy Medical Group (QMG) is hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics throughout our region during the months of September and October. Flu shots are available for ages 2 and over. For ages 6 months to 2 years, contact your pediatrician or family practice provider to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are encouraged for all locations, but are not required. To schedule an appointment in Quincy, call (217) 222-6550, ext. 6802. For more information or for the phone number to schedule an appointment in our other locations, click the event below. All those attending the drive-thru flu shot clinics are asked to wear a mask.

Most insurance plans cover flu vaccines with $0 out-of-pocket to the patient. Patients should bring their insurance cards with them to the drive-thru clinics. Cash prices for uninsured patients are available by calling QMG at (217) 222-6550, ext. 6802.

Flu Shot Clinic Dates

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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

Who should get a flu shot?

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot every year with rare exceptions.

Why get a flu shot?

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. The best way to protect yourself and reduce your risk from the seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting a flu shot every year.

When should you get a flu shot?

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during fall and winter. Flu season can vary, but flu activity often begins to increase in October and peaks between December and February. It’s best to be vaccinated before the flu begins spreading in your community. It is recommended to receive a flu vaccine in September or October. However, if you are not able to get vaccinated until November or later, vaccination is still recommended.

  • Adults, especially those 65 and older, should generally not get vaccinated early (July or August) because protection may decrease over time.
  • Children can get vaccinated as soon as vaccines become available, even if in July or August. Some children need two doses of the flu vaccine. It is recommended to get the first dose as soon as the vaccine is available because the second dose needs to be given at least 4 weeks after the first.
  • Early vaccination can also be considered for pregnant people in their third trimester of pregnancy to protect their infants during the first months of life.