It is cold and flu season and OneWorld is offering a variety of ways to get the flu shot. From visits within our clinic locations to drive-up clinics and appointments with our Outreach Nurse, Pat O’Hanlon who visits south Omaha, the Intercultural Senior Center, the Stephen Center, child care facilities and more.
It is more important than ever to get vaccinated. The flu is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against the flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
“We must all do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and the flu – social distancing, wearing a mask and washing hands are critical.” said Andrea Skolkin, OneWorld Chief Executive Officer
COVID-19 and the flu have very similar symptoms, cough, congestion, body aches, fever and chills. Those who get the flu might also need to be tested for COVID-19.
“If you have never had the flu before it does not mean you will not get it this year” said Pat O’Hanlon – OneWorld Outreach Nurse. “You may be young and healthy but consider that the elderly and the very young account for most of the deaths, do it for them!”
For more information or to schedule an appointment to get your flu shot call (402) 734-4110.