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Little shot. Big impact. Time for your flu shot.

What’s the difference between movie night on the couch and night sweats on the couch?  It could be just one little flu shot. 

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This year, your flu shot is more important than ever.

Getting vaccinated helps protect those around you who are more vulnerable to the flu, like babies and children, older people, and people with chronic health conditions.

Flu shots help keep everyone safe

About half the people in the U.S. get a flu shot every year. And that makes a big impact.

Your flu shot will help prevent illnesses & hospital visits

It can help keep you from getting the flu, and from passing the flu on to people around you. That means fewer trips to the doctor or hospital.
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    4.4 million flu illnesses*

    The vaccine helps reduce the number of flu-related visits to the doctor by 40%–60%.

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    58,000 flu-related hospitalizations*

    If you still get the flu after being vaccinated, your flu shot may make your symptoms milder.

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Safe ways to get your flu shot

  • Talk to your doctor about your options. We’re going above and beyond to keep our facilities safe for you with enhanced sanitization, strict physical distancing, and in-car waiting.

  • Call your local pharmacy to see if they offer flu shots. You might be able to drop in while grocery shopping to help reduce unnecessary steps.
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Influenza (flu) vs. COVID-19

Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-Co-V-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

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Worried it may be Coronavirus?

Find out with AHN’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker – then see your next steps for getting care.

Stay safe during flu season

We know you’re already taking precautions this year, so this may sound familiar. But it’s important to make sure you take the following steps to prevent the flu and COVID-19.

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Practice social

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Wash your hands

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Avoid touching your eyes,
nose, and mouth

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Stay home when
you’re sick

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Wear a mask in
crowded places

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Get your flu shot




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Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs for more details about flu symptoms, who’s at a higher risk, and flu shot safety. 

Coronavirus Resources

AHN is actively involved in helping the people it serves learn about and protect themselves from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn where to go, what to do, and when.


Source: CDC.gov, 2018/2019 flu season.

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