Because we're entering flu season in the midst of a pandemic, it's likely that the flu and COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. That's why Esperanza encourages everyone in your family to get a flu shot as soon as possible. The flu can send about 200,000 people to the hospital annually, putting your health at risk and placing a strain on our hospitals during a deadly pandemic. Getting your vaccine and staying as healthy as possible would significantly help our health system work better for everyone. And while getting a flu shot won't protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits. Continue reading for more information about the flu shot and how to make an appointment for you and your family at Esperanza.
Why should my family get a flu shot?
Flu shots have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death. It also protects people more vulnerable to the flu like babies, older people, and people with chronic health conditions.
Who should get a flu shot?
Esperanza providers believe it's important for all persons six months or older to receive a flu shot. The flu shot is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza.
How does a flu shot work?
Flu shots use inactivated virus or virus proteins to trigger the body’s immune response, and cause antibodies to develop about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection.
What are your safety measures?
We're taking many precautions at our clinics including requiring face masks, taking everyone's temperatures, sanitizing all surfaces around the clinics throughout the day, and limiting the number of people inside.
Make your flu shot appointment today!
Please make sure everyone in your family gets their flu shot as soon as possible. To make an appointment, please call (773) 584-6200. You can also book an appointment through our patient portal, MyEsperanza. Click the button below to see which one of our four clinics is most convenient for you and your family. Don't wait any longer; call today! We serve everyone regardless of immigration, insurance, and income status.