Flu Vaccination

Stay Healthy This Flu Season

A flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against the flu

Flu Fast Facts:

  • There is a 0% chance of getting the flu from the flu shot.
  • The flu shot has a proven track record for over 50 years.
  • Due to COVID-19 it's more important than ever to get a flu shot.

How the flu can impact adults

Older patients with pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu.

Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Within 3 days of contracting influenza, adults with cardiovascular disease are 10 times more likely to suffer a heart attack and 8 times more likely to suffer their first stroke.

Patients with Diabetes

Patients with diabetes are 3 times more likely to be hospitalized due to influenza and 4 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU.

Patients with COPD

Patients with COPD are at a high risk of being hospitalized due to influenza.

How the flu can impact children

A flu vaccination is the best way to protect your child from getting the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that during the 2018-2019 flu season:

An estimated 46,000 children were hospitalized with flu-related complications and 144 children died from the flu. Of the 144 total pediatric deaths, nearly 50% of the children who died from the flu were otherwise healthy.

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Five Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu season is firing up all over the country right now. While the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the flu to the back of people’s minds in 2020, its virality and consequences haven’t changed.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccine? If you haven’t, here are five benefits to consider about getting yourself vaccinated.

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Cold and Flu Facts

At COPC we want our patients to be as healthy as possible, especially during cold and flu season. Because children are more susceptible to illnesses, it's important for families to take extra precautions.

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Preventing The Flu

It is estimated that during the 2018–2019 flu season, the flu vaccine helped prevent more than 37,000 hospitalizations in adults aged 50+. Getting the flu vaccination can save your life. Contact your provider today to schedule a visit.

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