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It’s that time of year again
Flu season will be here soon so now is the time to get vaccinated. Influenza (flu) is a serious disease caused by a virus and it can make you feel miserable! Fever, cough, shaking chills, body aches, and extreme weakness are common symptoms. You can catch the flu from people who cough, sneeze, or even just talk around you. It is very contagious.
Flu is dangerous
Tragically, each year, infants, children, teens, and adults die from the flu. The virus is very unpredictable so no one knows how deadly it will be each year. Even if you have a mild case of the flu, you can still pass it on to your friends, family, and coworkers who could get very sick or even die. Anyone can become seriously sick from the flu, but it is most dangerous for people with health conditions like heart and lung disease, young children, and pregnant women. People 65 years and older are especially at risk of developing serious complications, like pneumonia, from the flu.
How can you protect yourself and your loved ones?
You can take 3 Steps to Fight the Flu:
Where can you get your flu shot?
Influenza vaccine is now available for this flu season. Visit your healthcare provider or a local pharmacy to get your flu shot. Flu vaccination is also available through flu clinics. See below for information about upcoming flu clinics available to the community:
Arnot Flu Clinic at the Watkins Glen Community Center
October 29 from 9 AM to Noon
Preregister by calling 607-737-4499
Walk-ins accepted until 11:30 AM
COVID vaccines also available
Guthrie Corning Centerway Flu Clinics (First Floor Family Practice Area):
Find Guthrie Flu Clinic days and times at: https://www.guthrie.org/2021-community-flu-shot-clinics