WHY IS GETTING VACCINATED IMPORTANT?
Getting a ﬂu and COVID-19 shot lowers your chances of getting a severe case and going to the hospital and helps to protect and lower the risk for those around you.
COVID-19 shots are an important tool to help stop the pandemic.
I FELT SICK AFTER I GOT MY SHOT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
When you get either your ﬂu or COVID-19 shot, you might have muscle aches, chills or fever-like symptoms for a day or two. That’s completely normal, it means that the body is building protection against the viruses that cause the ﬂu and COVID-19.
DO I REALLY NEED THE FLU SHOT EVERY YEAR?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Flu viruses change each year and your ability to fight it off decreases.
A yearly flu shot for anyone 6 months and older is important to protect against the flu.
This season, a flu shot may lessen your chances of being hospitalized with COVID if you get it. It also helps reduce the burden on our hospitals and saves resources for COVID-19 patients who need this type of care.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF?
Wear a mask, wash your hands often, and practice good hygiene by cleaning surfaces and objects in your home and elsewhere. If you are sick, stay home and use your inner elbow to cover up your sneeze.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?