Flu Vaccines Available
Dear HealthCare 365 Community,
The 2020-2021 Influenza (Flu) season has arrived. We, along with NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) are STRONGLY recommending the Influenza vaccine to reduce your risk of getting and spreading the flu. This fall and winter both the Flu virus and COVID-19 will spread. While getting the Flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it will reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and even death. Getting influenza can make you more vulnerable to other infections like COVID.
The Influenza vaccine is safe! It is safer than getting the Flu. It does NOT cause influenza because it does not contain live virus. Influenza virus changes over the time of the flu season. Even if the virus mutates, receiving the flu vaccine will provide some protection against the altered influenza virus and reduces the severity of disease if it occurs.
The healthcare system WILL be overwhelmed if we are treating influenza patients as well as COVID-19 patients.
All individuals 6 months of age or older (unless contraindicated) should be vaccinated this year. If you have any concerns about receiving the vaccine please speak with your Care Coordinator.