Flu Shots Available Now! Walk-in Appointments Available
Power County Family Clinic: 226-1057
Aberdeen Family Clinic: 226-1058
The chill of fall is here and with it we are sure to begin seeing a rise in colds and flu infections with families. The flu season generally runs from October-March every year… AND COVID infections are still popping up in the area too! It is important that vulnerable individuals get added health protection with a COVID booster shot and a flu shot! Power County Hospital recommends people do the following to keep everyone healthier this year:
Get your Shots! We highly encourage everyone, age 6 months and older, gets the annual flu vaccination to help prevent the onset of a serious influenza illness. The influenza vaccine is designed to protect against different flu strains and will help give you added health protection to get through the winter months. Once you receive the vaccine it takes about 2 weeks for protective antibodies to develop in the body.
COVID infections are also still popping up in the areas, so its important for vulnerable individuals to be current with a COVID booster vaccination. You can get both a COVID booster and flu shot at the same time.
Wash your hands often and correctly! This is the single biggest thing you and your family can do to prevent any illness. You should wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap/water or a hand sanitizer and rub them vigorously to cover all areas of your hands and fingers.
Regularly disinfect areas in your home, work, or school items as best you can to avoid germ contamination.
Limit your contact with sick people or if you are sick. You can wear a mask to protect yourself and others if you are ill and should stay home to prevent getting others sick.
If you have questions regarding colds and flu or would like to get a flu vaccination, please stop at either of our clinics or call for more information. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy fall season!