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With fall just around the corner and flu season coming up, it’s important to boost our protection against the flu and the new COVID-19 variants.

New COVID-19 Vaccine

With COVID-19 variants evolving, maintaining our immunity is paramount. A new COVID-19 vaccine is expected this fall, although the exact date is still pending confirmation from both the FDA and CDC. This vaccine is designed to target the XBB variants, which are the current prevalent strains. To stay informed about availability dates and eligibility criteria, please stay connected with us at www.chinesehospital-sf.org/covid-19-vaccine or follow our social media.

Flu Vaccination

Proven through time, the flu vaccine remains a steadfast way to shield yourself from the impact of influenza. September and October stand as the prime months for vaccination. It is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine. If you’re 65 or older, you should get the high-dose version for stronger protection.

Where to Get Immunized

You can find flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines at places like clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies, even at Chinese Hospital and its clinics. Most insurance plans, including CCHP, will cover the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot as part of preventive care at no cost. To confirm coverage and schedule an appointment, reach out to your doctor’s office or local pharmacy. To find a Chinese Hospital’s clinic near you, visit www.chinesehospital-sf.org/clinics.

As September unfolds, seize the opportunity to prioritize your health. Choose protection; choose the path of vaccination against both COVID-19 and the flu.

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