In this article:
- Flu season brings an annual surge in respiratory infections.
- A few simple steps, including regular handwashing, staying hydrated and getting proper rest, can reduce our chances of getting the flu.
- Getting a flu shot is the most effective way we can protect ourselves and our families.
Flu season is here, and along with it a surge in respiratory infections that include influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. This year there are vaccines available to help prevent the flu, COVID-19 and RSV. Experts hope that these shots will protect communities and avoid the "tripledemic" experienced during the fall and winter of 2022-2023.
In this video, Swedish Respiratory Therapist Amber Christensen shares with us five tips that can help us avoid the flu and keep ourselves and our families healthy.
Learn more and find a provider
For more information or to schedule a vaccination appointment, contact your primary care provider, visit your local pharmacy or visit vaccines.gov. You can also find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you at the Washington State Department of Health’s Vaccine Finder site.
Whether you have concerns about your health, need to find a location to get a vaccination, or want to schedule a check-up, Swedish is here for you. We can accommodate both in-person and virtual visits. With Swedish Virtual Care, you can connect face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your family and health history. To find a primary care practitioner or other specialist, use our provider directory.
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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional’s instructions.
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