During The COVID-19 Pandemic, It’s More Important Than Ever To Get The Flu Shot

The coronavirus is still very much a public health crisis. What you don’t need is the flu on top of that.

You’ve been very diligent at protecting yourself and your family against COVID-19. Now you need to protect all of you against the flu as well.

Don’t wait! Schedule your appointment today to get your family vaccinated against the flu.

As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, here comes flu season. Although many people associate the flu with winter, it actually ramps up much earlier, often in early fall or even late summer. That’s why it’s so important to get the flu shot now, for yourself and every member of your family.

Our flu clinics will open starting September 26, 2020.

Call the offices below or our central number at (914) 301-9257 to schedule an appointment to get the flu shot at one of the following Westchester Health flu clinics:

Location

Dates

Stamford

Internal Medicine Office

945 Summer Street, 3rd Floor

Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (203) 327-9321

September 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

Valhalla

Internal Medicine Office

465 Columbus Avenue, Suite 125

Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone (914) 962-5501

September 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

October 10, 2020

Yorktown

Internal Medicine Office

322 Underhill Avenue,

Yorktown, NY 10598

Phone: (914) 962-5501

September 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

October 10, 2020

Mt. Kisco

666 Lexington Avenue

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Phone: (914) 301-9257

September 26, 2020,

October 3, 2020,

October 10, 2020,

Unlike the coronavirus, there is a vaccine against the flu and we strongly urge you to get it, especially this year. Who should get a flu shot?

Everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot, every year, with very few exceptions.

People who should not get the flu shot:

  • Babies younger than 6 months
  • People with severe, life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or an ingredient in the vaccine

The flu remains a major killer

The CDC estimates that the flu typically kills 12,000 people in the U.S. in mild years and 62,000 in moderate-to-severe ones.

We’ve written several blogs about the importance of getting the flu shot

To learn more about why it’s so important to get the flu shot, click here.

Learn what Westchester Health is doing to protect our patients and staff against COVID-19

We are here to provide the care you need, when you need it. To learn what precautions we’re taking to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep you safe, visit our Coronavirus Digital Resource Center. To learn how we’re responding to the outbreak and what to do if you’re feeling sick, visit our FAQ page (frequently asked questions). Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.

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