This year, it’s more important than ever to make sure everyone in your family gets a flu vaccine. Getting your flu shot early will help to keep you, your family, and your community safe.
With the flu season coming up, DuPage Health Coalition is joining our partners in DuPage County to make it easier for all of our neighbors to stay healthy and flu-free. With funding provided by The County of DuPage, DHC is offering free flu vaccine vouchers to uninsured DuPage County residents whose financial circumstances make it difficult to get their annual flu shot. Vouchers will be sent to individuals who request them (by email or mail). Vouchers can be redeemed at any DuPage County Walgreens until December 31st, while supplies last.
In addition to the flu vaccine voucher program, several local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are also offering flu vaccines to their uninsured patients. If you are a patient at one of the locations below, instead of requesting a Walgreens voucher you can also just call your doctor’s office and make an appointment for your flu shot. No voucher is required!
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Host a Flu Vaccine Clinic!
DHC is working with local partners on plans to make it even easier for families to get vaccinated this year. Would your organization be interested in hosting an outdoor flu vaccine clinic at your nonprofit, school, or faith organization? Please click here to submit your request!
Getting Vaccinated is Important
This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking preventative steps to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.
Why should people get vaccinated?
1. To begin, the influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. But millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. Likewise, an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
2. Furthermore, there is no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases your risk of getting sick from a coronavirus, like the one that causes COVID-19.
The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. Do your part. Get a flu vaccine this fall.
Visit the CDC Website regarding general information about the 2020-2021 flu season.