"I Got Mine" flu shot campaign coming to close but...

Date: 
11/03/2016
FluSeason

The Chicago Department of Public Health's (CDPH) I Got Mine flu shot campaign is ending soon but their message continues, "get your flu shot." 

While many alderman have had flu shot clinics in their offices, a few clinics will continue to offer free shots. In addition a walk-in clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 9, in the 2nd floor lobby of City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St. 

“The flu vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself against the flu. Not only will the vaccine help keep you from catching the flu, but it will keep you from missing school and work due to being ill,” said CDPH Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita. “The more Chicagoans who get vaccinated, the less the flu will spread across the city.” 

“When you get a flu shot, you’re not only protecting yourself, but also your family, friends and your community,” said Dr. Marielle Fricchione, CDPH Immunization Program Medical Director. “We want residents from across the city to be proud of this – tell people ‘I Got Mine’ in person and on social media, and ask ‘Did you get yours?’” 

In the United States, up to 20 percent of the population is infected with the flu every year and approximately 200,000 people are hospitalized for it.​ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every individual six months of age or older get a yearly flu shot, which protects against several strains of the virus.

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