-Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-We offer the Flucelvax Quadrivalent
(Seqirus). It is appropriate for patients 4 years and older
-It will be possible to get the flu and Covid-19 at the same time. This increases chances of mortality(death). We see people with the flu and strep at the same time frequently.
-There is a 0% chance you will get the flu from the vaccine. Some people experience mild side effects which are significantly less, in our opinion, than having the full blown flu.
-Some people still get the flu even with a vaccine, but they recover quicker and have less symptoms.
From Lydia: I get the flu every year even with the flu shot because I'm always around sick patients. It comes with the territory. When I got the vaccine I missed average 3 days of work each year. When I didn't get the vaccine, I was out for a week and a half with worse symptoms. For me, getting sick means my patients also suffer because I can't help them. I'm sure when you get sick others suffer whether that is your family, work, friends.. plus being sick stinks! It can also be dangerous for those with other medical problems.