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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. And with fewer people wearing masks this flu season, it’s even more important. Why? Because you want to protect yourself from the flu virus and COVID at the same time.

Where to get a flu shot — 2 easy ways

Flu season begins in the fall and ends in the spring, peaking between December and February. It’s best to get vaccinated before flu season starts — don’t worry, 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

2. Get a walk-in flu shot

We also offer walk-in flu shots at CommunityCare during business hours. That’s right, just walk in — wearing your mask.

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

Symptoms of the flu

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)

Symptoms of COVID

Like the flu, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a different virus.

Symptoms of COVID-19 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

Symptoms of a cold

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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