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Flu 2021 Situation Update
Last updated September 2, 2021
Once again, keeping flu under control this year is extremely important. Why? Because flu vaccine is now a critical tool to keep our health systems from being overwhelmed. The more people that can be kept well or only minimally ill because they got a flu shot, the more resources we have for CoVID-19 patients.
Something close to miraculous happened last year: because of social distancing, masking, limited gatherings, and flu vaccination, the flu season was almost non-existent.
The good news: We absolutely CAN stave off flu again. But here is what has to happen: EVERY individual has to make the right choices:
Wear a mask.
Stay home if ill.
Get a flu vaccine.
It will take all of our best efforts, from all of us, but it starts with just one of us: you.
Christine Meyer, MD
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We're so glad.
Patients should call the office to schedule an appointment. Flu shots take about 10 minutes.
Isn't it too early?
This year, with CoVID-19 surging and booster shots on the way that should be several weeks from any other vaccine, I would encourage everyone to get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available.
If you think you don't have time for your flu shot (10 minutes), you definitely don't have time for the flu. Current CDC recommendations have you staying home for 4-5 days. Can you afford that time?
Call us today. Get the shot.
Every year, I encounter dozens of patients who refuse a flu shot. In my career I've been able to successfully refute nearly every anti-flu shot argument using science, which often leads to a change of heart. Not always, but often.
Click through these slides to see some of the most common questions and rationales I hear for not getting the shot. If you're still not convinced, let's talk some more. I'm always eager to listen, learn, and try to ease your fears. I care about your beliefs, and I care about talking through them. The shot is the right thing to do, and it saves lives. You have the power to save lives. No matter what you believe, I believe in you.