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Flu Vaccination Facts & Myths

Flu Ends With U

 

Lawndale Christian Health Center provides flu vaccinations to all established patients! We especially recommend the flu vaccine for patients with a higher risk of complications from the flu: young children, seniors, pregnant moms and those with a chronic medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes. Please note: pregnant women and children under 3 need to make an appointment with their provider for a flu shot - they can also ask for the flu shot at their next scheduled visit.

If you've been seen by a medical provider within the past 12 months (or 6 months for asthma or diabetes patients) - no appointment is necessary! Walk-in flu shots are available for existing patients after 10 am at all our clinic site locations.

Flu Vaccine Myths and Facts

Flu Myth Busters

There are many questions and concerns that come up each year when patients are encouraged to get the flu vaccine. These are important to address as you think about getting it for yourself and your family. We've created a one-page document to help you understand some of the common myths and facts about the flu vaccine.

Read the Myths and Facts here!

Stop the Spread of Flu

■ Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

■ If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.

■ While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

■ Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

■ Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

■ Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

■ Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.