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Protect Yourself this Flu Season

With COVID-19 still present in Chicago and beyond, healthcare providers are bracing for another Winter with many cases of both the flu and coronavirus.

Protect Yourself this Flu Season

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) — December 5th – 11th— is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.

Do what you can to protect yourself this flu season. Wear a mask, continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, disinfect surfaces regularly, and most importantly – get your flu vaccine. This is important to not only protect yourself but also to protect others and to help alleviate the over-burdened healthcare system this season.

With any preventable disease, it’s important to protect yourself but this year it’s more important than ever with both the flu and COVID-19 ever present. Get your flu shot as soon as possible – it’s not too late!

Can You Get Both the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines?

Yes. Make sure you are making time to get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines. You need both as each one protects you from a specific virus. The flu vaccine won’t you protect you from COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine won’t protect you from the flu. And, the flu shot will not interfere with your COVID-19 vaccinations. You can even get them at the same time!

Remember, no vaccine is 100% effective in keeping you from getting sick but vaccines can lessen the effects of a virus. They can help reduce the severity of the illness and keep you out of the hospital, which is not a place you want to be during flu season!

Schedule Your Flu Shot Today!

Schedule a flu shot today by calling us at (773) 271-9040. And remember – Prevention is the best way to fight the flu!