With the double threat of flu and COVID-19 in the air, vaccines are more important than ever. The best way to prevent a double flu/COVID infection is to get vaccinated for both the flu and COVID-19. Doing so will help protect you from severe illness and also reduce the strain on local health care systems.
Stay Protected From Flu and COVID-19 This Fall
Schedule an Appointment to Receive Your Flu Shot
A flu vaccine helps prevent flu and its potentially serious complications. Getting the flu shot every year is essential to help protect yourself, your family, and our community from from the flu.
Flu vaccination is especially crucial for people at higher risk of developing severe complications from flu, including children younger than 5, pregnant people, adults 65 and older, and people with certain chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Remember that a flu vaccine not only protects you but can also help protect those around you, including people at higher risk for serious flu illness.
Dedication Health will have flu shots available for patients beginning on October 1st. Please call our office to schedule an appointment to receive your annual flu shot.
CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster
The CDC recommends a new, reformulated COVID-19 booster shot. These boosters, from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech as well as from Moderna, have been reformulated to include protection against the newer, widely spread Omicron subvariants of the COVID-causing virus, BA.4 and BA.5. They also target the original strain that previous vaccines have protected against.
The new Pfizer-BioNTech booster was authorized for everyone 12 years and older, while the new Moderna booster was authorized for adults over 18. The new booster shots are expected to trigger a better immune response against the new subvariants.
Please call your local pharmacy to receive the new booster if you are eligible.
Want to schedule an appointment?
Call the Dedication Health office at 847-986-6770 to see your physician.