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It’s Flu Shot Season! Get Yours Now!

This year, many COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. So, as we enjoy gathering, returning to in person activities and hugging again, we could also be putting ourselves at a higher risk for getting the flu — and COVID-19 — if we’re not vaccinated.

Yes, right now, as the seasons change, and we return to indoor activities, catching air-born illnesses like the flu (and COVID-19) is much more likely.

And, it’s possible to get both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time; which can be very dangerous. This is especially true if you’re unvaccinated, age 65 or older and/or suffer from a chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease.

Protect yourself now!

  • Get your flu shot and if you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccine and booster (if eligible). You can get both shots at the same time.
  • Follow the CDC guidelines for wearing a mask in public places (indoor and outdoor).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Don’t wait to get your flu shot — it takes two weeks to take affect. If you’re a CHOICE member, call your Care Team for help finding a location near you. For all others, you can go to https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find a convenient location.

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VNSNY CHOICE Editorial Team