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St. Luke’s Offers Flu Shots at Primary Care Clinics

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St. Luke’s is now offering flu shots to keep you and those around you healthy.

Getting a flu shot is important and easy. Anyone can call to schedule an appointment at any St. Luke’s primary care clinic.

“It’s important for people to start getting their vaccinations now,” Dr. Andrew Thompson, St. Luke’s Infectious Disease Associates said. “Delaying flu vaccination could result in missed protection against an early wave of the flu. To benefit from the vaccine, you need to get it a few weeks before you’re exposed to the virus.”

Each year about 1 in 5 people get the flu and more than 200,000 hospitalizations in the United States result from flu-related complications. With the influenza virus circulating at a higher rate than normal during the flu season, receiving the vaccination is the best way to reduce your chances of contracting the virus. The more people vaccinated against the flu, the less it can spread.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 6 months and older receives a flu shot. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans and Medicare.

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