What You Need To Know About Getting Your Flu Vaccine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Fall is in full swing and that means flu season is ready to ramp up. To protect yourself and your family from this serious and harmful illness that can leave you struggling with poor health (or worse, dying), getting a flu vaccine can help you enjoy peace of mind and help minimize the damaging effects of the influenza virus.

Even if you’ve had a flu shot previously, influenza continually mutates seasonally while also impacting everyone differently. The good news is, getting that flu shot in your arm can help keep you safe and also minimize the harmful effects of this virus if you do wind up catching it!

Your annual flu shot works to protect you by stimulating antibodies to develop, usually around two weeks after you get your shot. Once your body creates those antibodies, they act as a shield to protect you from the influenza virus and its harmful (and occasionally deadly, side effects).

Here is an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about getting your seasonal flu vaccine during the COVID-19 Pandemic/2021-2022:

-The composition of flu vaccines has been designed to protect against four different flu viruses (Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine/CDC).
-The Flucelvax Quadrivalent is now approved for people 2 years and older.
-The Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

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Now more than ever, Dr. John Abroon recommends that you receive your flu vaccine as soon as it is available and be sure to get vaccinated every flu season for maximum protection. If you are a senior citizen or have children, it is vital to get the flu shot because these ages are the most vulnerable to the harmful effects of influenza. We want to help you protect your loved ones as well as yourself.

If you would like to learn more about the flu shot or go ahead and schedule your flu vaccine in New York, New York, please reach out to our team by calling 212-288-0900 today! We are committed to helping you and your family stay as healthy and safeguarded as possible! Together we can make a difference during the coming flu season!