Flu Shots

Protect yourself this flu season

Flu Shots

October 28, 2020|Protect yourself this flu season

Getting Your Flu Shot

Call our office at 256-773-2979 to get your flu shot today!

Preventing the Flu This Fall

During this fall season, it is very likely that both the flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 will spread. As a result, some healthcare systems could be stretched thin while having to treat patients for both the flu and COVID-19. This means getting a flu shot is extremely important so that you can do your part to help combat the spread of the flu and protect your community.
Even though a flu shot will not protect you against COVID-19 some very important benefits are:
  • Flu shots can help reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization, and death
  • Getting a flu shot can help save healthcare resources, which may be needed for fighting COVID-19
  • A flut shot can help protect you, your family and your community

Symptoms of the Flu

Common symptoms of the flu include:
  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills (not everyone may have a fever)
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Runny/stuffy nose
  • Muscle and/or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Diagnosing Flu vs COVID-19

Common symptoms exist between the flu and COVID-19. This can make it difficult to tell the difference between them just based on symptoms. Diagnostic testing can help determine one vs another.

Preventing the Spread

Along with getting a flu shot, you can help prevent the spread by:
  • Washing your hands with soap and water
  • Avoiding close contact with those who are sick
  • Covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces