Flu Facts

General Physician Flu Shot Clinics

We make it easy to get your flu shot! Please call the office to schedule your flu shot today.

September 29th
Sharma Family Medicine, 5844 Southwestern Blvd., Ste. 500    716-646-5500       Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 2nd
Dr. Charles/Baez/Kochhar  1091 Main St, Ste. 301Buffalo    716-248-1420      
Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 2nd
Dunkirk Office 3898 Vineyard Dr.Ste. 1 Dunkirk      716-363-6960     
Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 5th
Dr. Kremer/Mafi/Mash 705 Maple Rd., Ste. 300, Williamsville.   716-631-8400      
Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 6th
Dr. Hughes/Lates/Sood  2701 Transit Rd., Ste. 143Elma    716-626-5840       Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 7th
Dr. Potempa/Kaur  5879 Snyder Dr., Lockport    716-433-8751      Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 8th
Dr. Panzarella's Office 3980A Sheridan Dr., Amherst      716-833-2200      Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 13th
Dr. Kalmuk/Lehmann  290 Center Rd., Ste. 206, West Seneca    716-608-6116      Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 15th
Dr. Madejski  100 Ohio St., Medina    585-798-3345      Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In addition to clarifying the Top 5 Flu Myths, we want to offer additional answers to some of the most common questions we hear from patients as flu season approaches:

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How can I tell if I have a flu, or just a bad cold?

This can be tricky, because the common cold, and the flu, exhibit many of the same symptoms. The only true way to determine if you have the flu, is to make an appointment with your primary care doctor where they can test you for the flu.

I’ve heard that there is Thimerosal in the vaccines that is linked to autism. Is that true?

Thimerosal is used as a preservative in multi-dose flu vaccines. Many independent studies have found no credible link to thimerosal and autism. If you are concerned, ask your doctor for a single dose vaccine, which will not contain thimerosal. For more information regarding thimerosal, visit the CDC website.

 

What if I am allergic to the flu vaccine? What will happen?

If you have a reaction to the flu shot, it is usually mild, and happens shortly after the injection. It can include redness and soreness near the injection site. Having a strong reaction is extremely rare. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, weakness, dizziness, or hives. Most symptoms pass in a day or two but see your doctor if you have unusual symptoms following your shot.

I read that the flu is made with an actual flu virus. Why would you inject a virus into me to prevent a virus?

The flu virus that is used is a “dead” virus. It is impossible to catch a virus from a dead virus.

 

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