Flu season is on the way, and there's no better time to get your flu shot than at the beginning of the flu season!
After receiving the flu vaccine, it takes about two weeks to develop enough antibodies to protect you from getting the flu. That's why it's important to get a flu shot early, before the flu begins to spread more broadly (from September through the spring).
Additionally, this year the flu and COVID-19 are spreading at the same time. Unlike COVID-19, however, there's a safe and effective vaccine for flu that reduces your chances of catching it.
Flu vaccination is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions. It can also help protect women during and after pregnancy, along with protecting the baby several months after birth.
Studies show that getting a flu vaccine reduces your chances of catching the influenza virus between 40- 60%. To reduce your chances of catching the flu, schedule an appointment to get your flu shot today.
Learn more about the flu vaccine at www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm.
If you have a fever or severe respiratory symptoms, including cough or shortness of breath, please call ahead to describe your symptoms before arriving at a clinic or urgent care. Your health care provider will help determine the best option for care, either in person or via telemedicine.