SAVE YOUR SICK DAYS
Schedule your flu and pneumonia shots today.

You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.

Call and make an appointment for you and your family to get yours!

Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu immunization is too much trouble or costs too much. Or, they swear that a flu immunization will make them sick or more likely to catch the flu—or even colds.

Seasonal influenza—the flu—is caused by one of several strains of influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs, making life miserable for many—and deadly for some. Flu season can begin as early as October and peak anywhere from late December to early April, according to the CDC. Be sure to call today to schedule your flu vaccination!

Contact your doctor's office for more information and to schedule your flu shot: 217.528.7541 (toll-free 800.444.7541).

Locations where you can get a flu vaccination.
Location    2019 Dates & Times
Springfield Clinic Altamont September 17
October 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Carlinville October 22 & 29
7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Effingham September 16 & 23
October 7 & 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Flora September 18
October 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Hillsboro East September 20, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
October 5, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
October 18, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Hillsboro West October 5
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Jacksonville September 18
October 2 & 16 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Lincoln September 18
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
September 21
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
September 25, October 2, 9 & 16
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Neoga September 20 & October 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Newton September 19
October 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Main Campus September 28
October 12
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only) 
Springfield Clinic Moweaqua Every Wednesday in October
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Springfield Clinic Nokomis October 17
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Pediatric & Adolescent Center September 28
October 5, 12, 19 & 26
November 2 & 9
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Springfield Clinic Raymond October 8
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Taylorville September 28
October 17 & 23
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(existing patients - by appointment only)
Limited high dose available. Must request at time of appointment.
Springfield Clinic Wabash September 28 & October 19
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(existing patients at Springfield Clinic Wabash - by appointment only)

Do I have a cold or the flu?

A cold and the flu (influenza) are two different illnesses. A cold is relatively harmless and usually clears up by itself after a period of time, although sometimes it may lead to a secondary infection, such as an ear infection. However, the flu can lead to complications, such as pneumonia and even death. What may seem like a cold, could, in fact, be the flu. Be aware of these differences:

Cold Symptoms:

  • Low or no fever
  • Sometimes a headache
  • Stuffy, runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Mild, hacking cough
  • Slight aches and pains
  • Mild fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Normal energy level or may feel sluggish

Flu Symptoms:

  • High fever
  • A headache very common
  • Clear nose
  • Sometimes sneezing
  • Cough, often becoming severe
  • Often severe aches and pains
  • Several weeks of fatigue
  • Sometimes a sore throat
  • Extreme exhaustion