Flu season is expected to begin in just a few short weeks. According to Dr. Khare, this year, it’s more important than ever to get your flu vaccine. Here’s what you need to know about the 2022/2023 flu season.
It’s that simple. The flu vaccine significantly lowers your chance of getting sidelined by the flu. It will also dramatically reduce your symptoms if you do get the flu.
While the pandemic may be officially over, COVID subvariants continue to make people sick. Flu symptoms can be similar to COVID-19 symptoms. If you catch the flu, it will not only sideline you physically, but it will also warrant that you get a COVID-19 test and keep you in quarantine while you wait for the results. There’s also a chance of getting both COVID and the flu, which can cause serious illness. Getting a flu vaccine is simple, affordable and will help you stay healthy so you can resume normal activities.
Flu vaccines are now available at Innovative Care.
Flu vaccines are available daily, and walk-ins are welcome at our urgent care (2400 N. Ashland) and our COVID, Cold & Flu Clinic (1111 W. Diversey). You may also schedule a flu vaccine at our urgent care online. You must be well, with no symptoms of illness, to get the vaccine.
Now is the time for your flu vaccine.
Flu activity typically begins in October and runs into the spring. The earlier you get vaccinated the better because it takes two weeks to build up your immunity. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six-months of age and older, unless you are allergic. It is especially important for high-risk individuals, which include infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly, as well as those with underlying health conditions.