This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!
Flu season is here and if you haven’t already done so, INTEGRIS Health is urging everyone to get their flu shot soon.
Flu season typically begins before the end of October and usually plateaus by late February or early March. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believe this could be a particularly difficult season with both the Flu and COVID-19 spreading at the same time.
Prevention is the best medicine for both illnesses and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands frequently.
While there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, there is a flu vaccine. Health professionals with INTEGRIS Health and the CDC say getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever. They recommend everyone 6 months of age and older should get one. The more people vaccinated, the more people protected.
Where to Get a Flu Shot
Call your primary care physician. If you do not have one, we can help you find one here. Many area pharmacies are also offering flu vaccinations to the public.
Getting the flu vaccine doesn’t guarantee you won’t get the flu, but it can reduce the symptoms and lower the risk of complications if you do become ill.
This season, the flu vaccine has the added benefit of reducing the overall burden on the health care system by saving medical resources to care for COVID-19 patients. Click here for more flu-related information.