Not everyone gets flu shots, but everyone should and our team at House Call Doctor Los Angeles is ready to help. While most people recover, the flu takes the lives of thousands and hospitalizes many more every year – and new strains also develop every year. The Covid-19 pandemic obviously makes the situation all that much more dangerous and it’s more important than ever that everyone who is able receives both types of vaccine.
Why Should I Get a Flu Vaccine?
The CDC recommends getting a flu shot every year as new strains develop and spread. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to sharply reduce your likelihood of getting severely ill (possibly requiring hospitalization) from the virus, alone or in combination with other issues. When there’s a pandemic going on, that obviously complicates things and makes avoiding the flu, or lessening its severity, that much more important. Together with a Covid-19 vaccine, it really can save your life and the lives of those around you.
How Long Does the Flu Vaccine Last?
Each year’s flu vaccine is developed to offer protection against strains most likely to be spread throughout the current flu season. For this reason, patients need to get the vaccine every year.
When Should I Get a Flu Shot?
The best time is when the new vaccines come out in the fall. Otherwise, the sooner the better!
Flu Shots and COVID-19: Can You Get a Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time?
Yes. The CDC and Department of Human Health Services recommend getting both vaccines this year. This also applies to any potential COVID-19 booster shots.
Protection against one virus indirectly offers protection against the other. A weakened immune system caused by COVID-19 or the flu can make you much more vulnerable to a second infection.
Get a Flu Shot from a House Call Doctor in Los Angeles
House Call Doctor Los Angeles offers vaccines for both diseases. We can also administer them in the comfort of your own home, office, or hotel! To learn more call us at the number on your screen or reach out via our contact page.