Schedule Your Flu Vaccine at the Kenosha Community Health Center

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone 6 months and older in the United States should get the influenza (flu) vaccine every season with rare exceptions. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has made this “universal” recommendation since the 2010-2011 flu season.

Vaccination to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. A full list of age and health factors that confer increased risk is available at People at Higher Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications.

More information is available at Who Needs a Flu Vaccine.

Different influenza (flu) vaccines are approved for use in people in different age groups. In addition, some vaccines are not recommended for certain groups of people. Factors that can determine a person’s suitability for vaccination, or vaccination with a particular vaccine, include a person’s age, health (current and past), and any allergies to flu vaccine or its components. More information is available at Who Should and Who Should NOT get a Flu Vaccine

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm

The flu vaccination is available at all of Kenosha Community Health Center’s locations. Call 262-656-0044 to schedule your flu vaccine appointment TODAY! 

WHAT ARE SOME KEY REASONS TO GET A FLU VACCINE?

Every year, flu vaccination prevents illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths. 

Flu vaccination also is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions. For example, flu vaccination has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among people with heart disease.

Vaccinating pregnant women helps protect them from flu illness and hospitalization and also has been shown to help protect the baby from flu infection for several months after birth before the baby can be vaccinated. 

A 2017 study showed that flu vaccines can be life-saving in children. 

While some people who get vaccinated still get sick, flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce the severity of illness.

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