Wright State Physicians is offering flu shots

Wright State Physicians is offering walk-in hours for influenza vaccinations beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Flu shots will be offered through Dec. 15 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd., Fairborn, Ohio 45324).

On Monday through Thursday, flu shots will be offered from 1 to 4:30 p.m. On Friday, flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment is required.

To get a flu shot at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, go to the second floor of the building. Patients must present a valid photo ID and insurance card at the time of check-in. Most insurance companies cover the influenza vaccine, but a copay may be required. Payment is due at the time of check-in for self-pay patients. For self-pay patients, the cost is $30. For more information, call (937) 245-7200.

The flu affects millions of people each year. The contagious respiratory illness is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting. Flu activity increases in October and peaks between December and February.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccination for everyone six months and older.

Wright State Physicians Inc. is composed of more than 100 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.