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Flu Shots Still Important Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Flu season is upon us, and even though we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, getting your annual flu shot is still essential. In fact, this year, the flu shot is more important than ever. Thanks to extra safety precautions and recommendations, it is still safe – and encouraged – to get your annual flu shot.

 

The Importance of the Flu Shot This Year

Both influenza and COVID-19 are potentially dangerous viruses that can result in severe complications, so it’s important to take precautions against them. Of course, the flu shot won’t protect you from COVID-19, but it will protect you from the risk of illness, hospitalization, or even death caused by influenza. The flu presents just as much potential danger to you and your loved ones as it has in years past, so you still need to do your part to by receiving your flu shot to protect your health. Along with helping to keep you safe from infection and severe complications, you’ll also be helping to keep vital healthcare resources in hospitals or other care facilities available for patients who may need them due to the coronavirus.

How to Get the Flu Shot Safely

You may be wary of visiting a healthcare facility during the pandemic to receive a flu shot, but by practicing daily protection recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as those for doctor visits and essential errands, you can keep yourself safe. Most healthcare facilities that administer the flu shot have put extra safety protocols in place to keep patients safe, but if you are unsure, reach out prior to your visit to verify the location is following the CDC’s vaccination pandemic guidance.

Get a Flu Shot Today

For anyone still needing a flu shot, Midwest Express Clinic is here to help. With several convenient area locations, all following COVID protocols to keep patients safe, you can rest assured knowing you are getting your flu shot from an experienced medical professional. No appointment is necessary, so stop in today!