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Flu Vaccine Week - "No One Has Time for Flu" Campaign

No one has time for the flu.

December 6-12, 2020 is Flu Vaccine Week, and we're teaming up with the American Medical Association (AMA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ad Council to encourage our patients to get their annual flu shot – it’s one quick and simple thing we can all do to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the flu.

Each year, the flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.  In the least, getting the flu often leads to being sick for a week or longer, which can be a big hardship for individuals and anyone in their circle. Getting a flu shot only takes a matter of minutes and protects against getting sick with the flu and losing valuable time.  

In addition, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a severe flu season could be devastating.  Getting a flu shot helps preserve medical resources and protect health workers, so that doctors and nurses can focus on caring for COVID-19 patients.

Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months or older, and you need one every year.  Getting a flu shot is quick, easy, and in many cases free.  If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, it's not too late!  Call our office today to schedule an appointment (615.625.7780) or use the "Vaccine Finder" on GetMyFluShot.org to help locate nearby places to get your flu vaccine.

We’re proud to support the "No One Has Time for Flu" campaign and encourage everyone to get their flu shot as soon as possible.  We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy this flu season.

Be well,

Smyrna Pediatrics

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