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.
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Flu Shots at Express Clinics
Flu shots are also available at all five UnityPoint Clinic Express locations in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Waverly and can be processed by insurance, depending on coverage details. Patients can check-in online or walk-in – Express is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
Flu Shots at the Pharmacy
The Prairie Parkway Pharmacy and Allen Clinic Pharmacy offer flu shots as well. Learn more about these locations.
Find a Clinic
You can find a doctor online or use the map below to find a UnityPoint Clinic location near you. Call us and our staff will be happy to help.
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
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- 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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