“I never get the flu shot.” How many times have you heard that? Avoiding this crucial vaccination seems to be a point of pride for some people. It shouldn’t be a proud choice to leave yourself vulnerable to illness during a pandemic. This year, help yourself, your family, and the ailing healthcare systems across the nation. Join us and fight the flu!
Every year the flu does immense damage to the population, resulting in many hospitalizations. Over the years, the flu has become another obstacle we deal with, but we can’t take the risk this year. With beds filling rapidly, hospitals and clinics may not have the resources to stave off the flu effectively. Help them fight back and get the jab.
Do it for you too!
There are many reasons to get the flu shot aside from lending a hand to nurses, doctors and other medical staff. Here are our top three:
- Healthy holidays
Getting sick on Christmas or Thanksgiving is pretty crumby. We’ve all experienced that woeful Thanksgiving where the rest of the family enjoys a delicious dinner while you struggle to keep down warm soup. Do yourself a favor and don’t let the flu stifle your plans to enjoy the holidays.
- Preserve time off
Wouldn’t you like to enjoy a day off doing something you love? Having to use up all of your vacation days battling the flu is no fun. Don’t let the flu dictate your days off, miss work for something fun and fight the flu.
- Do it for the immunocompromised
Some people can’t get the vaccine due to medical complications and allergies. We can help them by reducing the amount of illness in the population. Remember them when offered the flu shot at your next appointment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released updated information regarding this year’s flu season. Visit their website for more details.
Upcoming flu shot clinics
Tri-County Health Care will be hosting several flu shot clinics during September and October. Clinics will be available in Wadena, Bertha, Henning, Ottertail and Sebeka.
Saturday Oct. 2 7-12 p.m. all ages
Saturday Oct. 16 7-12 p.m. all ages
Wednesday Sept. 29 7-4:15 p.m. 65+ day
Wednesday Oct. 13 7-4:15 p.m. all ages
Wednesday Oct. 20 8-4:15 p.m. all ages
Tuesday Oct. 26 8-4:15 p.m. all ages
Wednesday Oct. 6 8-4:15 p.m. all ages
Tri-County Health Care offers a significant discount for individuals paying at the time of the flu shot clinic. Medicare Advantage Plans, Humana, Medicare, Medicaid and many other commercial insurances are accepted. Please confirm with your insurance company before the clinic. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-in appointments are available.