Much like last fall and winter, the 2023-2024 flu season poses an elevated risk of illness, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking several countries in the Southern Hemisphere (which have their flu season before the U.S.) that are experiencing higher or earlier flu activity compared to previous years.
No matter your age or health status, vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your community against the flu. As with previous years, the CDC recommends everyone over the age of six months get a flu vaccine, preferably during October, but it’s never too late to get one to protect yourself.
Vaccination is particularly important for some groups who are more likely to get seriously ill with the flu, including pregnant people, young children, older adults, and people with certain chronic medical conditions.
Columbus Community Hospital encourages everyone over the age of six months to get their flu shot, and the Columbus Medical Clinic makes it easy, with walk-in hours available Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. and appointment hours available Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Call 979-732-2318 to schedule a vaccine appointment today.
Columbus Community Hospital is committed to providing our community with accurate, trusted, and up-to-date vaccine information and delivering excellent preventative care like the flu vaccine. Speak to your doctor about any questions you may have regarding the flu vaccine.