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Protect Yourself and Others From The Flu

Influenza (the flu)

Learn more about the flu vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Influenza

The latest flu vaccine for this season became available last month (September 2023), and according to the CDC, they anticipate distributing up to 170 million doses. As is customary, the CDC is advising that individuals aged 6 months and older should receive a single-dose flu shot, with exceptions for those allergic to its ingredients or who have experienced adverse effects from a prior vaccine. In a notable change, the CDC is now recommending a higher-dose flu vaccine for individuals aged 65 and older.

We can vaccinate your whole family for the flu!

  • CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get the Flu shot*. MobileVAX can vaccinate everyone 3+.
  • It’s especially important for adults 65+, those with certain medical conditions or those at a higher risk of developing serious complications from flu.
  • We have CDC recommended flu shots for adults 65+
Questions & answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Because influenza viruses are always changing, the flu vaccine is reviewed annually and updated, as needed, to offer increased protection. This year, MobileVAX offers the standard Quadrivalent (QIV) flu vaccine as well as senior-dose vaccines for adults ages 65 and older.

Influenza vaccines are formulated using either inactivated viruses or proteins derived from the influenza virus. It's important to note that receiving a flu shot cannot cause a person to contract the flu. Typical, albeit infrequent, side effects of the vaccine encompass localized symptoms such as soreness, redness, tenderness, or swelling at the injection site, as well as more general symptoms like headaches, low-grade fever, nausea, muscle aches, and fatigue. These side effects typically manifest shortly after vaccination and usually subside within a few days. Severe allergic reactions to flu vaccines are exceedingly uncommon.

Yes. MobileVAX offers specific CDC recommended doses for seniors ages 65 and above.

Fluad is an adjuvanted influenza vaccine approved for people 65 years and older; it contains an adjuvant, a medical ingredient that helps the body elicit a better immune response to the vaccine.

Another option is Fluzone HD, which is a high-dose vaccine that contains four times the antigen as the regular flu vaccine and is intended to create a stronger immune response for seniors, who are at greater risk of developing severe flu-related illnesses.

Yes, the influenza vaccine is safe and recommended for children 6 months of age and older.

Indeed, pregnant women face a heightened susceptibility to complications related to the flu. This elevated risk arises from alterations in their immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy. Furthermore, pregnant women who opt for a flu shot not only safeguard their own health but also extend protective benefits to their infants during the initial months after birth when the little ones are too young to receive the vaccination themselves.

Some people who get vaccinated may still get sick. However, several studies have shown that vaccination reduces the severity of illness in those people who get vaccinated but still get sick.

Other recent studies show that while vaccine effectiveness can vary, flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40 percent and 60 percent among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well matched to the viruses used to make flu vaccines.

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No Cost At-Home Vaccinations

Are you or someone you know homebound and seeking vaccination services in Chicago?

The City of Chicago, in collaboration with MobileVAX and other healthcare providers, is dedicated to helping seniors aged 65 and above who cannot leave their homes for medical reasons or individuals with disabilities, regardless of age, who require in-home assistance.

Call to schedule an appointment or visit the link above: 312.746.4835 

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Dr. Erica Sheck

Meet Dr. Erica Sheck, a devoted healthcare professional who is committed to improving the quality and safety of patient treatment. She contributes a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her position, as she holds a doctorate in nursing practice and family nurse practice from Rush University. As a vital member of the MobileVAX team, Dr. Sheck plays a crucial role in coordinating, directing, and administering patient care services, ensuring the highest medical and nursing standards are met.

During her tenure at Elysium SurgiSpa, she independently performed minor surgical and laser procedures, demonstrating her expertise and precision in specialized nursing care. In addition, Dr. Sheck refined her skills as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Chicago Area Pediatrics, where she provided primary care for children, demonstrating her adaptability and capacity to serve a variety of patient populations.

Dr. Sheck is not only well-versed in clinical practice, but also compassionate and generous, as evidenced by her volunteer work at Rush Oak Park Hospital, Sigma Theta, and Medical Guardian. These experiences have prepared her to excel in time-constrained and high-stress environments, providing exceptional specialized nursing care with unwavering commitment. With Dr. Erica Sheck as an integral member of the team, MobileVAX can confidently uphold its commitment to providing superior healthcare services, as her exemplary nursing skills have impacted the lives of innumerable individuals.

Jamie Tountas

Meet Jamie Tountas, a seasoned expert with nearly 18 years of invaluable experience. Jamie’s distinctive combination of management expertise and medical care experience enabled her to found MobileNurse, a highly regarded concierge medical service.

Her journey began with a nursing education at Elmhurst College, where she refined her healthcare-related skills and knowledge. Jamie demonstrated her leadership abilities by administering operations at the prestigious University of Chicago Hospital and Insurance Exam Services, where she gained invaluable insights into the complexities of healthcare administration. Jamie founded MobileNurse, a revolutionary platform that enables patients to receive rudimentary testing and care in the comfort of their own homes, out of a passion for developing innovative healthcare solutions.

Her commitment to patient-centered services has had a profound effect on the healthcare landscape, simplifying and enhancing the healthcare experience for innumerable individuals. Jamie contributes a wealth of experience, effective leadership, a forward-thinking perspective, and a keen eye for calculated risk management to her position as the head of strategy and operations at MobileVAX. Her strategic approach and aptitude for navigating the complexities of the medical industry keep MobileVAX at the vanguard of delivering innovative healthcare solutions. MobileVAX is poised to continue its mission of providing superior medical services and influencing the future of healthcare through innovation and compassion with Jamie Tountas at the helm.

Dr. Mick Singh

Meet Dr. Singh, the visionary leader driving the mission of MobileVAX. With a solid foundation and a wide range of expertise, he charts the strategic course and envisions the success of this innovative endeavor.

Dr. Singh is a medical professional with a degree from Rush Medical College and extensive post-graduate training in anesthesiology, interventional spine surgery, and a one-year intensive cosmetic surgery program. His extensive and varied training has influenced his healthcare philosophy, which focuses on outcomes that improve the quality of life for patients.

Prior to his current position at MobileVAX, Dr. Singh gained invaluable experience as an Attending Physician at Mercy Healthcare for ten years. After that, he embarked on a 7-year journey as Owner and Medical Director of Elysium SurgiSpa, where he gained a deeper understanding of patient care and satisfaction. Additionally, Dr. Singh served with distinction in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of captain. This experience has imparted in him a sense of discipline, commitment, and dedication to excellence. Dr. Singh’s exceptional pedigree and extensive skill set place him at the vanguard of health delivery models, ensuring that MobileVAX remains an industry leader. MobileVAX continues to revolutionize healthcare under his direction, positively impacting innumerable lives with each step forward.

Pediatrics

Parents, we’ve got you covered too! Our convenient at-home options, including video chats with family practitioners and automatic prescription refills, make taking care of your children’s health easier, hassle-free and efficient.

Professionals

For young professionals caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we provide easy access to virtual checkups and prescription refills, ensuring you can stay on top of your well-being without any interruptions.

Seniors

For seniors, we offer tailored and individualized care, understanding the specific needs that come with aging. Virtual consultations and at-home testing are at your fingertips, ensuring you receive the best possible support for your health.

Adults

As adults, you can rely on Health-X for all your medical requirements, from routine screenings to managing chronic conditions. Our practice is designed to seamlessly fit into your routines, making healthcare a breeze.