BEWARE: THE FLU IS HERE

That’s right, it’s already the middle of October, and you know what that means, Flu season is here.

 

People have already started to get the flu, even though flu season will not be in full swing for another month or so. October is just the beginning. We have no idea how bad flu season will be this year, but we do know that a flu shot will help minimize your chances of getting the flu.

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The sooner you get the flu shot, the lower the chances are of you catching the flu. It also helps you prevent spreading the flu! Young children, elderly individuals, and those with compromised immune systems cannot get the flu shot and rely on the rest of us to keep them safe.

 

If you do contract the flu this year, it is important to stay home until you are 24 hrs symptom free. This means no fever, no chills, no nothing for a full day before going back to school or work. Your body will have the time it needs to recover and you will help keep the spread of germs down.

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Park DuValle is offering flu shots in our pharmacy for little to no cost. If you have insurance, your insurance likely covers the entire cost. If you do not have insurance, the flu shot will cost $23.

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Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus) by covering your nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider.

To protect Patients and Staff we are asking:

  • All patients call before walking into the health center
  • Patients 60 years and older accept a telephone visit rather than walking into the health center for an appointment
  • Do NOT bring anyone with you to your appointment unless medically necessary

 

Do NOT come to the health center within your 14 day isolation/quarantine period