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Get Your Flu Shot

Protect yourself and others by getting your flu shot. It not only reduces your risk of illness but can prevent hospitalizations and death. With COVID-19 circulating at the same time, it's important to decrease the possible negative impacts on your respiratory system.

Below you'll find how to schedule a flu shot near you. If you aren't already vaccinated against COVID-19 or are due for a booster, you can save time by scheduling both during the same visit.

Schedule your flu shot

Call your primary care provider to schedule your flu shot now. 

DeForest-Windsor Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – DeForest-Windsor
4200 Savannah Drive, DeForest, WI 53532
Phone: (608) 417-3300 

Fitchburg Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – Fitchburg
2690 Research Park Drive, Suite F, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711
Phone: (608) 417-8585

McKee Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – McKee
3102 Meriter Way, Madison, WI 53719
Phone: (608) 417-8800

Middleton Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – Middleton
7780 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 201, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (608) 417-3434

Monona Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – Monona
6408 Copps Avenue, Monona, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 417-3000

Stoughton Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – Stoughton
100 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589
Phone: (608) 417-8700

West Washington Clinic
UnityPoint Health – Meriter – West Washington
345 West Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 417-8300

When to Schedule Your Flu Shot

It's best to get your shot by the end of October. If you miss that deadline, you can still roll up your sleeve later in the season.

Almost everyone, six months and older, should get the immunization. The vaccine is safe and recommended for pregnant women. It is especially important for vulnerable populations, including older adults and those with pre-existing medical conditions – like cancer or diabetes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies a few rare exceptions for those who shouldn't get the vaccine, including people who are allergic to the ingredients in the flu vaccine. If you have concerns, talk with your care team.

Not Feeling Well? Here's What to Do.

You might be confused about which virus is making you sick. If it's the flu, there's a good chance you can remember the day and even the hour you began feeling sick. Other illness, including COVID-19, usually set in much more gradually.

Flu symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)

If you're sick, we're here to provide safe care, your way. There are several options to consider if you want to see a doctor. Those include your primary care doctor, urgent care, virtual care and, in severe cases, the emergency department.

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