Flu season is right around the corner and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is offering you a convenient and free way to protect yourself and your family with a variety of drive-thru and walk-in flu shot clinics throughout the region. For the past 25 years, LVHN has administered nearly 200,000 free flu shots through its annual community influenza vaccination campaign.
“Flu vaccines are extremely important. They reduce the risk for severe illness, hospitalization and even death from the flu,” says Alex Benjamin, MD, LVHN Chief of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Benjamin says people with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, regardless of symptoms, should postpone getting a flu shot until they have met the criteria to discontinue isolation. This protects health care professionals and others who are receiving their flu shot from contracting COVID-19.