This year community members are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician (PCP) or advance practice provider (APP). The flu vaccine is available at Tower Health Medical Group practices by appointment.
You can also visit any one of Tower Health Urgent Care 25 locations to receive the annual vaccine. The cost is $35 or it may be billed to Capital Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, and most insurance companies. No appointment is needed.
To help prevent the spread of flu Tower Health recommends everyone perform frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; wear a face mask; practice respiratory hygiene by covering your sneeze or cough when not face masked; disinfect high touch common areas frequently (phones, computers, tablets) and continue to practice social distancing.
Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses that are caused by different viruses. The signs and symptoms of flu and COVID-19 can be similar but COVID-19 can also cause non-flu-like symptoms, including loss of taste or smell. Individuals showing symptoms of seasonal flu or COVID-19 should contact their PCP or APP to determine appropriate next steps for further evaluation.