Flu shots offered at Surrey locations
Why a Flu Shot is Essential this Year
It's important to have routine preventive care at any age. This year, due to COVID-19, caring for yourself and your loved ones is essential. That includes getting an annual flu shot this fall. Here are some facts about seasonal flu and seniors.
Seniors and caregivers are at higher risk for flu
Two of the most at-risk populations are seniors and caregivers. Why? As we age, our immune systems become weaker. In addition, older adults are more likely to have a chronic illness which further suppresses immunity. For caregivers, stress and lack of sleep can suppress your immune system and make you more vulnerable to illness. Routine visits to doctors’ offices, labs and surgery centers, while important to overall health, can also lead to greater exposure.
Getting the flu shot reduces flu risk and severity
For seniors, the flu can more easily develop into a severe illness. The CDC estimates that 50% to 70% of flu-related hospitalizations happen in people who are age 65 and older. The good news is seniors who got the flu shot reduced their risk of being hospitalized due to the flu by 40% and reduced the risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit with flu by 82%.
The flu vaccine is widely available for free
At many grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics, and Surrey locations the flu shot is free. There is no co-insurance or co-payment needed.
With flu and Covid-19 going around this year, the CDC recommends that everyone should get vaccinated by the end of October – especially adults over age 65. Don't wait. Protect yourself and your loved ones.
Flu shots at Surrey
Surrey is partnering with Bryn Mawr Hospital Community Health and Equity Department to offer flu shots are Surrey locations.
- Surrey Havertown - Monday, October 12 from 9 - 11 am
- Surrey Media - Tuesday, October 13 from 9:30 - 11
- Surrey Devon - Wednesday, October 28 from 2 - 4 pm
You must register in advance for a flu shot.
There will not be any walk ins available.
Call 1-866-CALL-MLH (1-866-225-5654) to register.