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$20 Flu Shots at CareNow Urgent Care

$20 Flu Shots at CareNow Urgent Care

As Kansas City prepares for flu season amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, residents may have concerns about what this flu season will bring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October is the recommended time to be vaccinated against influenza and experts at CareNow are urging the public to protect themselves by getting a flu vaccine early.

“The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get the vaccine every year,” says Shawn Riley, MD, regional medical director at CareNow. “The sooner you can receive a flu shot, the better. It’s the best prevention method.”

The contagious respiratory illness is characterized by symptoms such as fever, cough, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and fatigue. It’s important for residents with other medical conditions to plan to get a flu shot as soon as possible, especially with the possibility to contract COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

“COVID-19 and the flu season are going to overlap this winter,” says regional medical director, Shawn Riley, MD. “It’s really important to get ahead of this before the flu season starts. Having both illnesses together could mean you have more severe symptoms.”

In addition to the flu vaccine, CareNow® experts also recommend taking the following hygiene measures you’ve been taking to avoid COVID-19 that can also help protect you from the flu:
•Wear a mask in public places
•Consistent handwashing
•Social distancing at least six feet away from others

CareNow® is offering $20 flu shots for people of all ages, learn more about safety precautions at all locations here.

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