Fight the Flu: It’s Not Too Late to Take Your Shot!

Carbon Health Editorial Team
November 1, 2021
3 mins

This cold and flu season, we’re yet again battling not one but two serious and contagious illnesses at the same time. In fact, experts predict a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19 spikes this year — one reason being that the public’s natural immunity is down overall because there were fewer flu cases last year.

And it’s true that cases of the flu were way down in the 2020–2021 season, thanks to strict quarantines and travel restrictions; however, the 2021–2022 season is a whole different story. With kids back in school and more adults back at work, the flu will have more ways to spread this year. So protect yourself, your family, and our frontline workers by getting vaccinated today. Getting the flu shot not only reduces your risk of catching the flu, but also greatly reduces your chances of becoming seriously ill if you do catch it. 

The CDC recommends that adults and children older than six months get a flu vaccine by the end of October. But it’s not too late when October ends! Getting your flu shot at any time will help protect you for the remainder of the flu season. Book an appointment for a flu vaccination now.  

Learn more about the flu in these blog posts:

5 Reasons to Get the Flu Shot

It’s important to get the flu vaccine every year. Here are five key reasons why it’s extra important to get your shot this year. Read more.

The Flu Shot and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Even if you’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19, you still need a flu shot. Read more.

Fact or Fiction: The Truth About the Flu Vaccine

We break down some common misconceptions about the flu vaccine. Read more.

Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19? Comparing Symptoms of Common Respiratory Illnesses

Learn about the frequent symptoms of these four illnesses — and when to contact your doctor. Read more.

Herd Immunity: Protecting One Another from the Flu

You might have heard the term “herd immunity” floating around. What exactly does it mean, and how does it protect others around you? Read more.

Remember, the flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19. (Not sure where to get a COVID-19 vaccination in your area? The Carbon Health Vaccine Finder can help you locate a vaccination site near you.) And even if you’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19, you still need a flu shot. Again, it’s not too late! Book your appointment at Carbon Health today.

Carbon Health’s medical content is reviewed and approved by healthcare professionals before it is published, but it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition, and before making changes to your healthcare routine.

Carbon Health Editorial Team

The Carbon Health Editorial Team is a group of writers, content creators, and thought leaders who are here to empower you to take charge of your health.