All Wegmans pharmacies now offering vaccine for upcoming flu season
Rochester, New York — All Wegmans pharmacies will be offering the influenza vaccine for the 2022-2023 flu season.
Appointments can be scheduled in person at any Wegmans Pharmacy during normal business hours, or online.
Flu season peaks between December and February, according to the CDC. Once a person has received a flu shot, it takes about two weeks for your immune system to develop antibodies to fight off the flu.
The Mayo Clinic recommends getting vaccinated in September or October but states that shots received even through February can help prevent later flu outbreaks. “Getting an influenza vaccine — though not 100% effective — is the best way to prevent the misery of the flu and its complications,” the Mayo Clinic said.
All pharmacies offer vaccines suitable for children, adults, and seniors, according to a Wegmans representative. The minimum age to receive a flu vaccine in New York State is six months of age.
Flu shots in most cases are completely covered by insurance and do not require a prescription.