HEALTH AND WELLNESS | March 20, 2024
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Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce that Pillar Health is offering FREE (in most cases) Influenza Vaccinations available to the community on March 25th, April 1st, May 6th, and June 3rd from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This health initiative will take place at 4006 Washington Road in Kenosha, ensuring easy access for all who wish to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu. Don’t miss this opportunity to get vaccinated; usually at no cost. Join us in taking a proactive step towards a healthier community.

Spread the word and let’s make these dates count for our collective well-being! Let’s reverse the trend on what has been a bad season for flu, upper respiratory infections and other communicable diseases.

There’s a small step you can take that has a big impact on your health and the well-being of those around you: Get vaccinated for  Influenza. Here are the top 7 reasons why rolling up your sleeve for the shot is a wise decision.

1. Protection for Yourself

The most direct benefit of the vaccine is personal protection. The vaccine prepares your immune system to recognize and fight the flu virus, significantly reducing your risk of getting sick. Even if you get sick, the vaccine can lessen the severity and duration of your illness.

2. Safeguarding Those Around You

Not everyone can receive the flu vaccine due to age, health conditions, or allergies. When you get vaccinated, you help protect these vulnerable individuals by reducing the spread of the virus. This concept, known as ‘herd immunity,’ is crucial for protecting the community’s health, especially for those who are at higher risk of severe complications from the flu.

3. Preventing Serious Complications

The flu isn’t just a bad cold; it can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infections. For those with pre-existing health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, the flu can make these issues worse, leading to hospitalization or even worse outcomes. 

4. Minimizing Healthcare Costs

By reducing the likelihood of getting the flu and its potential complications, the vaccine also helps minimize the financial burden associated with doctor’s visits, medications, hospitalizations, and lost time at work. In this way, the vaccines not only protects your health but also your wallet.

5. Continued Productivity and Less Absenteeism

Getting the sick with the flu can knock you out for a week or more, leading to missed work or school and a backlog of responsibilities. By getting vaccinated, you’re more likely to stay healthy and maintain your productivity during any outbreak of flu, benefiting both your personal and professional life.

6. Adaptation to the Virus

The virus constantly changes, which is why flu vaccines are developed each year to target the most current strains. Annual vaccination for flu is the best way to ensure your immunity is up to date and you’re protected against the season’s most prevalent flu viruses.

7. Easy Access and Convenience

Flu vaccines are widely available at clinics, pharmacies, and sometimes even at workplaces or schools. With the process taking just a few minutes and many places offering the vaccine for free or at a low cost, getting vaccinated against the flu is easier and more accessible than ever.

In conclusion, getting a flu vaccination is a simple, effective way to protect yourself and contribute to the overall health of your community. As flu season continues, consider these seven compelling reasons and make the choice to get vaccinated. It’s a small act with the power to make a significant impact.

Do not wait to schedule your appointment.

Kenosha Community Health Center has many appointment options in Kenosha and Silver Lake to meet your needs.

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262-656-0044

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