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Flu Shots

Influenza is a viral illness that can have serious complications for some individuals. While most people have experienced seasonal flu and survived the symptoms, it can be very dangerous for those with certain health conditions. Flu vaccines can reduce the risk of getting this virus or minimize the severity of the symptoms. At Primary Care Joliet, we offer flu shots to help reduce the chance of getting influenza for our patients in the Joliet and Wilmington, IL, area.

Having the flu can be a miserable experience. This virus causes an infection of the respiratory system, including the nose, throat and lungs. While most people can overcome the symptoms of influenza in 7-10 days, it can pose serious risks for older individuals or those with certain health problems. Those with chronic conditions such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes or COPD are at higher risk for complications from influenza. This includes pneumonia, heart attack, bronchitis, lung failure and even death. Receiving a flu shot can greatly reduce the risk of getting this virus or having serious complications.

Flu Vaccinations in Joliet, IL

The CDC recommends that most people over the age of six months receive a flu shot. This can help reduce the risk of getting sick and help minimize the spread of this very contagious disease. Individuals over 65 years of age may qualify for a high-dose flu shot that gives them a better chance of avoiding illness. Most people should receive a flu vaccination once per year, usually in the fall before the regular flu season begins in late fall or early winter.

The flu shot can be performed during a quick visit to one of our clinics, or you can request a flu shot during any routine checkup or appointment. Most people have very mild, if any, side effects from the flu vaccination. Most commonly, side effects include soreness at the injection site or fatigue in the day or two after the treatment.

If it has been over a year since your last flu shot, or your child needs their flu shot, contact us at Primary Care Joliet. Call our clinic in Wilmington or Joliet, IL, to schedule an appointment to receive the latest influenza vaccine.

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East Joliet Office

2025 S. Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60436

Clinic hours

Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM

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West Joliet Office

2202 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL 60435

Clinic hours

Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM

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Wilmington Office

121 Robert P. Weidling Dr
Wilmington, IL 60481

Clinic hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Wed: closed

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