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Flu 2021

Prevent the flu: Get vaccinated as soon as possible!  

With COVID-19 continuing to spread through our community, the flu vaccine is more important than ever. Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that may cause symptoms very similar to those of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and the flu require separate vaccines. One does not protect you from the other, nor does one interfere with the other. It is safe to receive both vaccines and in some cases your health care provider or local pharmacy can provide both in one visit.

Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine before or at the outset of every flu season, which begins in October.
Flu vaccine is provided at many local health departments, private health care providers, and pharmacies across Illinois. Contact your health care provider to find out which flu vaccine is right for you.

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