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Free flu shots, drive-through clinic at MD Kids Pediatrics- Saner
November 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: MD Kids Pediatrics- 3201 W. Saner Ave. Dallas, TX 75233
Dates and Time: November 4, November 11, November 18, November 24 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration is not required.
Why is it important for influenza (flu) to be given during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, have led to decreased use of routine preventive medical services, including immunization services. Ensuring that people continue or start getting routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for protecting people and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, including flu. Routine vaccination prevents illnesses that lead to unnecessary medical visits and hospitalizations, which further strain the healthcare system.
For the upcoming flu season, flu vaccination will be very important to reduce flu because it can help reduce the overall impact of respiratory illnesses on the population and thus lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A flu vaccine may also provide several individual health benefits, including keeping you from getting sick with flu, reducing the severity of your illness if you do get flu and reducing your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization. – Centers for