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The flu stops with you

It’s easy to get the vaccine you need to protect yourself — and your family — this flu season 

Get your flu shot this year.

Getting a flu shot is always a good idea. Protect yourself and those you love against the flu virus throughout the season.

Where to get a flu shot — 2 easy ways

Flu season lasts from October through May. It’s best to get vaccinated before flu season starts — but getting it later is better than not at all. It’s easy to get your free* flu shot at CommunityCare today.

1. Make an appointment

Use the patient portal or call our CommunityCare clinics directly.
  • Hazleton Family Practice: 570-459-9730
  • Hazleton Pediatrics: 570-501-7512
  • Kistler Family Practice: 570-829-2621
  • Kistler Pediatrics: 570-200-7533
  • Mt. Pleasant Family Practice: 570-342-8500

2. Get a walk-in flu shot

We also offer walk-in flu shots at CommunityCare during business hours. That’s right, just walk right in and ask for a flu shot.

Want to make sure you get your shot fast?
Schedule an appointment.

*No cost to you with most insurance.

How can I prevent the flu?

Getting a flu shot each year is the best way to prevent the flu. You can also avoid the flu (and other bugs, too) by taking these simple steps: 
  • Wash your hands often with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer when handwashing isn’t an option
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth (until you’ve washed your hands)
  • Avoid crowds and close contact with those who are sick
Protect yourself by practicing good health habits, too, like:
  • Eating a well-balanced diet
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Staying physically active
  • Managing your stress
  • Cleaning and disinfecting highly touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially if someone is sick

Check your symptoms

Worried you might have the flu or something else? Check the differences and similarities between common symptoms of the flu, COVID and a cold. 
 

Flu symptoms

Flu symptoms typically come on suddenly and include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish chills (not everyone will have a fever)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

COVID symptoms

COVID is a respiratory illness caused by a different virus than the flu. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Cold symptoms

Like the flu, the common cold is a respiratory illness caused by a different virus. Symptoms of a cold usually come on more gradually and are milder than the flu. They include:

  • Cough
  • Mild fever (more common in children)
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
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