Ali  Sheybani, MD -  - Internist

Ali Sheybani, MD

Internist & Primary Care Physician located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Flu Shot

Flu shots are important not just for your health, but to help prevent transmission of the disease to others. Dr. Sheybani helps patients stay healthy throughout flu season by offering the latest flu shots combined with health-related education that can help keep all sorts of germs at bay.
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    1. "He is the kind of Dr. that wants to get to the source and fix it because he cares."

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    1. "Great doctor, great staff, great atmosphere. "

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Details

by Ali Sheybani, MD

How can I tell if I need a flu shot?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone who is over six months of age should have a flu shot to avoid contracting the disease as well as to prevent its spread to others. Flu shots are especially important for very young children, the elderly and those with certain chronic medical conditions like heart, kidney or liver disease, since these conditions can increase the risk of serious flu-related complications.

Will a flu vaccine make me sick?

No, you cannot contract the flu as a result of getting the flu vaccine. Like any other shot, you may have some redness and soreness at the injection site which will resolve soon afterward, and you may develop very mild flu-like symptoms including a low-grade fever. This occurs because your body is increasing its production of flu antibodies to enable it to fight off the flu virus if needed. In some rare instances, an allergic reaction may occur in some patients, especially those allergic to eggs. If you have an egg allergy, be sure to mention it before receiving your shot so you can have a vaccine that's not manufactured using eggs.

Does having a flu shot mean I won't get the flu?

While having a flu shot is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to avoid getting the flu, each year there are multiple variations of the virus as it adapts and changes. The flu shot is unable to address all of these multiple variations, so it is possible to become ill with a type of flu that isn't addressed by the flu vaccine. Still, because the flu vaccine is developed to treat the most prevalent type of virus, having a flu shot remains the best way to substantially reduce your risks of becoming ill and spreading disease to others.

 

Insurance Providers

We accept HMO, PPO, Medicare, and other major forms of insurance. Please call the office for more information. 

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Great Dr., I would definitely recommend him to a friend. He's quick and has availability a couple days a week. Overall good experience!"

    Shannon S.
  • "You need a Dr. who cuts thru the mustard and puts you on the right rode to health. From the moment I met him I knew he was smart."

    Linda D.
  • Yelp

    "Simply put, Dr. Sheybani and his staff are the best. Accommodating, friendly, professional. Excellent care. Highly recommended as a primary care physician."

    M.H
  • Yelp

    "His office is beautiful and located in a place in Sherman Oaks with plenty of street parking. His front desk staff was very nice and super accommodating."

    Ilana O.