During the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage our patients to protect themselves against other illness, especially influenza. Vaccines are available and encouraged for anyone six months and older, and those with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems.
Vaccines will be available through your primary care providers (PCP) office or at a variety of special clinics throughout the Carle health system.
Flu vaccines are proven to prevent some cases of influenza and help shorten the duration and severity of others. If you have questions about whether the flu vaccine is a good option for you, talk to your primary care provider.
At Carle we encourage additional precautions by increasing hand washing and limiting contact with anyone displaying flu symptoms. We also will require a mask be worn at any of our walk-in or drive through flu shot clinics, unless medically unable to do so or children under the age of 2.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.