“Now more than ever” has become a tag line for 2020 as the world strives to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it can be applied to the annual “get your flu shot” call to action.
Why should you get a flu shot? Fever, cough, headache, body aches – is it the flu or is it COVID-19? It is a lot easier to figure out if you have had a flu shot.
COVID-19 has shown us how serious viruses can be even if you are healthy. While most people recover from the flu after a miserable week, some develop severe complications and even die. As the CDC states, vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children. Getting a flu shot is an especially important preventative tool for people with chronic health conditions and women who are pregnant.
The Campbell University Health Center team encourages you to protect yourself, protect your family, and protect those around you by getting a flu shot!
Where can you get a flu shot? Most local pharmacies have a certified immunizing pharmacist who can administer the flu vaccine to patients ages 10 and up (6 and up with a prescription). Also, your primary care physician can administer a flu shot and all other vaccinations.