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Flu shots are now available at all Lifetime Health pharmacies in Buffalo and Rochester for adults ages 19 and up. You may also schedule a flu shot at your Lifetime Health provider's office.
Children under the age of 3 should contact their pediatrician's office to schedule an appointment for a flu shot (phone numbers are listed at the bottom of this page).
The annual flu vaccine is now available, and getting one as soon as possible is very important both for your own health, and to protect the health of others you may come in contact with who are at greater risk for flu and its complications. Receiving the flu shot now will offer you the most protection throughout the flu season. More information about this year’s flu outbreak is available on the CDC’s website.
Flu is more severe than a cold and comes on more rapidly. While it typically lasts a few days, it can go on for two weeks, barring complications such as pneumonia or other respiratory ailment.
The groups at greatest risk for the flu are:
The flu shot is safe and effective. Side effects of being vaccinated could include a sore shoulder and a low-grade fever and it is not possible to contract the flu from the flu vaccine.
More flu shot sessions are now available at Lifetime Health Medical Group! Copays for flu shots apply for each individual patient. If you are already experiencing flu-like symptoms, contact your practice today at the number listed below.
The insurances accepted at the flu shot sessions include: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, MVP, and Medicare in the Rochester region, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY, Independent Health, Univera Healthcare, and Medicare in the Buffalo region. To confirm the provider of the flu shot sessions, Sibley Nursing, accepts your specific insurance plan, call your insurer's Member Services department. If you'd like to receive your flu shot at one of our pharamcies, please see the pharmacist for insurance coverage details. Lifetime Health Medical Group accepts all major insurances for primary care and pediatrics visits, including visits where a flu vaccination is given.
Yes. For indivduals paying out of pocket, or if insurance does not cover flu vaccination, the shot is available for $30.
West Seneca: 716/668-3600
Westfall Pediatrics: 585/473-3900