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Calling All Parents – the 2018 Flu Shots Are Here

5 Facts You Need to Know about The Flu

  1. Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that can be very dangerous for children.  Last year’s flu season was severe and considered the worst in nearly a decade, with high levels outpatient and emergency room visits for flu-related illnesses.

  2. For the 2018-2019 flu season, the flu shot has been updated to better match circulating viruses.

  3. All children and adolescents 6 months and older are recommended to get a flu shot, according to The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  4. All children with an egg allergy of any severity can receive a flu shot.

  5. Children should get their flu shot as soon as it is available, preferably by end of October.

A flu shot offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others.

Don’t wait.  It’s easy to get flu shots for the entire family at a GoHealth Urgent Care near you. Walk-in today, or save your spot online.


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