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COVID-19 & Flu
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Patient & Visitor Guidelines
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
Number of positive inpatient and outpatient cases reported at Augusta Health since April 1, 2020.
Important Flu Info
Did You Know?
Flu season is upon us, and it’s particularly important to get a flu vaccine now so you’re protected while COVID-19 continues to spread. Your body typically takes up to two weeks to develop an immune response from a vaccine, so getting an immunization now is your safest bet to fight the flu.
Who Should Get A Flu Vaccine?
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months of age and up. Certain populations are more vulnerable—for example, people over 65, young children, those with respiratory illnesses such as asthma, or illnesses that lower your immunity.
Tips for getting your flu vaccine
If you have an annual wellness exam or other visit with your doctor already scheduled, you can receive a vaccine during that appointment. If you don’t have an upcoming appointment already set, call ahead to schedule an appointment for your flu vaccine. This will help our staff manage the number of people in our clinics to minimize the risk of exposure to the flu or COVID. You can also get your vaccine at flu clinics, pharmacies, and other stores.
Wearing a mask and getting a flu vaccine is your best defense
Follow all of the precautions already in place with COVID 19:
- Where a mask in public
- Practice social distancing
- Wash your hands
These are the things that you can do to help control the spread of COVID-19 as well as the flu.