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Get Your Flu Shot Today.
Now more than ever, protect your family from the flu!

The CDC recommends that all adults and children over the age of 6 months get a flu shot every year. Even this year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, getting a flu shot is a way to keep you and your family protected. While the flu shot won’t keep you protected from COVID-19, it can reduce the risk of becoming very ill with the flu.

For more information specifically about this year’s flu shot visit, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm

When and where do I get a Flu Shot?

Flu shots are available now at the following MMC locations:

Garrison Drive

Internal & Family Medicine, 2nd floor - No Appointment Necessary

Pediatrics *by appointment only, call 615-867-8020 or request online

Shelbyville Pike

Internal & Family Medicine, 2nd floor - No Appointment Necessary 

Pediatrics *by appointment only, call 615-867-8020 or request online

MMC Now Family Walk-In Clinic

Walk-In open 7 days a week for ages 18 months and older or check-in online for an estimated treatment time using Inquicker.

Kroger Shopping Center
2042 New Lascassas Pk, Suite A-1

Publix Shopping Center
2658 New Salem Highway, Suite A-11

Flu and COVID-19 FAQ’s

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This page compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

Can I have flu and COVID-19 at the same time?

Yes. It is possible have flu (as well as other respiratory illnesses) and COVID-19 at the same time. Experts are still studying how common this can be

Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?

Getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however flu vaccination has many other important benefits. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccine this fall will be more important than ever, not only to reduce your risk from flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce health care resources.

Why is it important for influenza (flu) vaccines to be given during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, have led to decreased use of routine preventive medical services, including immunization services. Ensuring that people continue or start getting routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for protecting people and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, including flu. Routine vaccination prevents illnesses that lead to unnecessary medical visits and hospitalizations, which further strain the healthcare system.

For the upcoming flu season, flu vaccination will be very important to reduce flu because it can help reduce the overall impact of respiratory illnesses on the population and thus lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A flu vaccine may also provide several individual health benefits, including keeping you from getting sick with flu, reducing the severity of your illness if you do get flu and reducing your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization.

Who should get their flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions, because it is an effective way to decrease flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Should a flu vaccine be given to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

No. Vaccination should be postponed for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms, until they have met the criteria to discontinue their isolation. While mild illness is not a contraindication to flu vaccination, vaccination visits for these people should be postponed to avoid exposing healthcare personnel and other patients to the virus that causes COVID-19. When scheduling or confirming appointments for vaccination, patients should notify the provider’s office or clinic in advance if they currently have or develop any symptoms of COVID-19.

Additionally, a prior infection with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 or flu does not protect someone from future flu infections. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.

Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC). Visit www.cdc.gov/flu for more information.

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