3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

Flu season has officially hit the Chicago area and according to the CDC, it will continue to spread.  All across Chicago, people are missing school, out of work, and otherwise inconvenienced, either with the flu themselves, or helping others that have come down with the virus.

The good news: it’s not too late to get a flu shot. Here are 3 important reasons why you should still get vaccinated.

  1. Protect you and your family: Everyone is at risk for the flu – even healthy people with great handwashing habits. Getting the vaccine is the single best way to protect you and your family.

  2. Keep others safe: Every year, thousands of people die from flu-related causes. A flu shot helps stop the virus from spreading. Simply put, when more people are vaccinated in a community, less flu is spread and fewer people get sick.

  3. The flu season is long: While it typically peaks in December and January, the flu season in Chicago is just starting to reach a pandemic level. Getting a flu shot now can still help to protect you against the virus.

How We Can Help

Flu vaccines are safe, effective and offered at all 35 ACCESS locations. Find your local ACCESS health center here and schedule an appointment today to make sure you are prepared to take on this year’s flu season.

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Centers for Disease Control


City of Chicago



As of January 4, 2023