Get your Annual Flu Shot at Graves Gilbert Clinic's Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. For patients 18 years and older.

Graves Gilbert Clinic Main (201 Park Street)

9/21-10/30: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Graves Gilbert Clinic Family Care Center (2724 Nashville Rd)

9/21-10/30 8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-11:30 am Saturday (9/26 & 10/3 only)

Flu Facts

Could You have the Flu?

Signs and Symptoms Flu Cold
Onset Sudden Gradual
Fever Characteristic; high (over 101 degrees F); lasting 3 to 4 days Rare
Cough Dry; can become severe Hacking
Headache Prominent Rare
Myalgia
(muscle aches and pains)
Usual; often severe Slight
Tiredness and weakness Can last up to 2 to 3 weeks Very mild
Extreme exhaustion Early and prominent Never
Chest discomfort Common Mild to moderate
Stuffy nose Sometimes Common
Sneezing Sometimes Usual
Sore throat Sometimes Common

True/False

False

Influenza (flu) is far more dangerous than a bad cold. It’s a disease of the lungs, and it can lead to pneumonia. Each year about 114,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized and about 20,000 people die because of the flu. Most who die are over 65 years old. But small children less than 2 years old are as likely as those over 65 to have to go to the hospital because of the flu.

False

Flu vaccines are made from killed influenza viruses. These viruses cannot give you the flu.

Maybe

This can happen, but the flu shot usually protects most people from the flu. However, the flu shot will not protect you from other viruses that can cause illnesses that sometimes feel like the flu.

False

No vaccine is 100% effective. However, if you get a flu shot but still get the flu, you are likely to be far less sick than you would have been without the protection.

False

The worst side effect you’re likely to get is a sore arm. The risk of a rare allergic reaction is far less than the risk of severe complications from influenza.

True

If you are allergic to eggs (used in making the vaccine); are very ill with a high fever; or have had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine in the past, you might not be able to get this protection.

False

Both adults and children who are in good health need a flu shot to stay healthy. Even if you aren’t at high risk of complications, you should get a flu shot to prevent the flu and to protect everyone you live with and contact.

False

The flu shot can be given before or during the flu season. While the best time to get a flu shot is October or November, a flu shot in December or later will still protect you against the flu.