Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?
Is it COVID-19 or the Flu?
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. Click here to learn the key differences between the two.
This year it is more important than ever that everyone gets a flu shot. That’s why DHC is partnering with DuPage County to offer free flu vaccines to uninsured residents. Requesting a voucher is easy, click here to learn more. Please help us get the word out about this resource by forwarding this email and sharing our posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  

Want to do even more to help families get their flu vaccine this year? Consider partnering with DHC to host an outdoor flu vaccine clinic.  We would love your help. Click here to submit your request, or contact kdoyle@accessdupage.org with questions.
Control What You Can
You have enough going on in your life. Don't add getting the flu to your list. The best way to avoid the flu is to get a flu shot. For maximum efficacy, the vaccine should be administered by the end of October. Don't worry! You might get a sore arm, but the vaccine is made from an inactive virus so you can't get the flu from the shot.

Click here to learn if you're at high risk for dangerous flu complications.
But, I'm Not High Risk
Even if you aren’t at high risk, a high community vaccination rate protects everyone. This year it’s especially important to keep flu transmission low to reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The CDC reported that approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine during the 2018-2019 flu season, and this prevented an estimated:

  • 4.4 million flu illnesses, more than the population Los Angles.
  • 58,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of students at Ohio State University.
  • 3,500 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about 10 lives per day over the course of a year.

And we weren't in the middle of a public health crisis.