Operation Immunization offers free flu shots to help keep you healthy all winter long. Operation Immunization offers free flu shot clinics for those who are unemployed, uninsured, or unable to pay, ages 3 and older. You can schedule your flu vaccine at HealthCore Clinic for this Saturday, October 2, between 9 AM – 1 PM.
Schedule your flu vaccine at HealthCore Clinic this Saturday!
HealthCore Clinic is excited to work with United Way of the Plains and KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita to ensure our community is prepared for the flu season.
What is Influenza?
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Influenza can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Getting A Flu Shot During Covid-19
HealthCore Clinic recommends getting the flu shot every year, especially during COVID-19. With the unpredictability of the delta variant of COVID-19 circulating at the same time as the flu, one of the best protection measures is to decrease the possible impacts on our respiratory system, including preventing the flu. The flu vaccine not only reduces your risk of illness from the flu but can prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
Getting a flu shot also helps conserve health care resources during this pandemic. For example, if you aren’t in the hospital fighting the flu, there are more resources, like beds, for those who are hospitalized with other illnesses.
Will the Flu Shot Protect Me From COVID-19?
The flu vaccine will not help you avoid infection with COVID-19, because they are different viruses. Getting the flu vaccine can decrease the possible impacts on your respiratory system, which can help your body be in a healthier state to combat the COVID-19 virus should you come in contact with it.
Who Else Is Doing Operation Immunization?
Operation Immunization clinics will be held at five different locations on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
- 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Guadalupe Clinic (940 S. Saint Francis)
- The Lord’s Diner (2825 S. Hillside) hosted by Guadelupe Clinic
- GraceMed (1122 N. Topeka St.)
- HealthCore Clinic (2707 E. 21st)
- Noon – 3 p.m.
- Evergreen Rec Center (2700 N. Woodland)
To learn more, visit unitedwayplains.org/health/operation-immunization/