Flu season is right around the corner, and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is offering you a convenient way to protect yourself and your family with 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.
“Being vaccinated against influenza reduces the risk for illness, hospitalization and death from the flu,” says Alex Benjamin, MD, LVHN’s Chief of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. “Like many respiratory illnesses, influenza can be spread by infected individuals who are not showing symptoms, and if we are not masking as often as we have in recent years, we could see increased transmission. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to make it their responsibility to get vaccinated.”