The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated postponing a lot of things: however, immunizations, including the flu vaccine, should not be one of them.
As a vital part of your health care, it’s important to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020 immunization schedules.
We recommend getting the flu vaccine as soon as you can as it is quite possible to get the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously. If you haven’t had the flu vaccine and get symptoms, you may dismiss them as the flu when, in fact, you may have COVID-19. And having both the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously increases your risk of complications; especially if you have other health issues, such as lung problems, diabetes, or a compromised immune system.
If you’re concerned about visiting a health care provider during the pandemic, keep in mind that most providers have put strict protocols in place to maintain patient and staff safety. If you’re not sure, call ahead and ask.
From an altruistic perspective, vaccines aren’t only about giving you immunity and protecting you from an infection; they’re also about preventing you from spreading an infection. So, not only are you protecting yourself, you’re protecting your loved ones, your friends, and your community.
As always, to discuss specific urological concerns or symptoms, please contact us, at 609.924.6487, or click here, to schedule an appointment.