The Flu Shot and COVID
Getting a flu shot is important every year but never more so than now. With the ongoing pandemic and flu season coinciding this year, it is crucial for your health and safety that you take every available precaution when it comes to protecting yourself and your community against these devastating viral infections.
Benefits of the Flu Shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals get flu shots in 2020 not only to minimize the spread of the flu virus but also to reduce the strain on resources and healthcare workers who are already dealing with COVID-19 patients. While the flu shot doesn’t protect against the coronavirus, it can prevent you from catching the flu and decreases the chances that you’ll have to see a doctor.
By protecting yourself against the flu, your immune system is much less likely to be weakened or damaged in case you also come in contact with COVID-19. Individuals who are battling the flu are not only more susceptible to becoming infected with the coronavirus, but they are also more likely to experience severe symptoms and a difficult road to recovery.
Medical Care at Your Doorstep
Flu shots and COVID should be taken very seriously, but at House Call Doctor Los Angeles we understand if you feel hesitant to visit any medical office, drug store, or COVID testing clinic if there is a safer alternative available.
We offer house call visits and in-home COVID-19 testing so you can have peace of mind and stay healthy. Our board-certified physician Dr. Michael Farzam is just a phone call away from providing you with personalized care and rapid coronavirus testing from the comfort of your home.
For more information about our services, call us today at the number at the top of your screen or reach out to us through the contact page.