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Flu Shot

Help protect yourself and others from the flu, and free up medical resources for other illnesses — like Coronavirus.

Getting your flu shot is more important than ever

The flu shot helps protect you from the flu and slows the spread to others. Plus, you’ll be doing your part to help free up resources in doctors’ offices and hospitals that can be used to combat Coronavirus.

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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Get your flu shot and
COVID-19 vaccine

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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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Schedule your flu shot with MyChart

  1. Log in to MyChart.
  2. Select Appointments and Past Visits.
  3. Click Schedule an Appointment.
  4. Select Flu Shot (This will appear if you have an AHN PCP and appointments are available).

New to AHN? Call us and let us help.

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Influenza (flu) vs. COVID-19

Flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness. Many flu symptoms are similar to Coronavirus (COVID-19), but they are caused by different viruses. You can protect yourself from both by getting a flu shot and your COVID-19 vaccine.

Your flu shot will help prevent illnesses and 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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    7.5 million flu illnesses*

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

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    105,000 flu-related hospitalizations*

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

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Worried it may be Coronavirus?

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


Coronavirus Resources

Whether you need to schedule your first dose or book your booster, AHN has COVID-19 vaccines available. We also have helpful FAQs and testing information. Learn where to go, what to do, and when.


Source: CDC.gov, 2019/2020 flu season.