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Flu season is here, and this year – amid the COVID-19 pandemic - it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot.
Schedule your flu shot – it’s quick and easy. Call 1-866-TIDELANDS today.
The CDC recommends nearly everyone 6 months of age and older receive the flu shot, which is the single-best way to protect yourself from the flu. Receiving a flu shot makes it less likely that you’ll become ill and, even if you do, it can help reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Why it’s critical to get a flu shot this year
“If we have a spike in influenza and COVID-19 cases at the same time, we could face a critical situation.”
This year, as our community and nation continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more vital to proactively protect yourself from the flu by receiving a flu shot.
The CDC believes people can contract both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, potentially leading to more severe symptoms. If you become ill, receiving a flu shot can also help simplify your diagnosis because the symptoms of COVID-19 and flu overlap.
Plus, by getting a flu shot, you can help limit the overall spread of the flu in our community and help prevent health care providers from being overwhelmed by a surge of flu and COVID-19 cases.
Do the right thing for yourself, your family and our community. Schedule your flu shot today by calling 1-866-TIDELANDS. And make sure to continue practicing COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly and practicing social distancing, all of which can also help limit the spread of the flu.
If you start to notice flu-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat, body aches or nausea, avoid contact with others and contact your health care provider or 1-866-TIDELANDS.