Get Your Flu Shot Soon!
It’s that time of year again! Flu season is right around the corner. Public health experts say that the flu and Covid-19 may collude in a “twindemic”. There is no vaccine for Covid-19, but there is one for the flu. This year more than ever, it’s important to get your flu vaccine because it’s going to be hard to tell difference between flu and Covid-19. We encourage you to get a flu shot for extra protection.
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of infection, severe symptoms, and hospitalization due to seasonal influenza. While it does not protect against COVID-19, taking action against preventable diseases is more important than ever to keep your immune system in fighting shape. Now getting the flu shot can save your life and medical resources when they are needed most.
The flu shot is the most effective protection against the flu. By protecting yourself against the flu virus, you are also protecting those around you. With Covid-19 still around, it’s especially important to protect yourself and loved ones from getting the flu and needing medical care. If you have other medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or HIV, you should get the flu shot immediately!
Tips on handling flu season during a pandemic:
• Get a flu shot.
• Continue to wear a mask, social distance, and wash hands frequently.
• Avoid traveling to new areas for fall events.
• Know the difference between flu and Covid-19 (Covid-19 can cause loss of taste and smell).
• Know that a flu vaccine can take around two weeks before antibodies develop.
The flu vaccine is now available! It’s up to you to stop the spread of flu and Covid-19 – and you can start by getting the flu shot today. We at our Century Medical, PC, offer a quick and safe way to get your flu shot. For more information please call us at (978) 594-8980 or contact online.
Schedule your flu shot in Peabody, MA!