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Flu season is right around the corner and OSF HealthCare Vice President of Community Medicine Dr. Mark Meeker says that the elderly, the very young, and individuals with chronic illness need to do what they can to  prevent exposure. 



Vaccinations according to Dr. Meeker doesn’t prevent every type of influenza, but it does prevent you from getting as sick as you would without the flu shot. 



Dr. Meeker went on to say that you will not get the flu or be any more likely to get COVID-19 if you do get a flu shot. 



The most important thing, according to Dr. Meeker, is to be as prepared as you possible can be.  



For more information on the flu and vaccines, please talk to your primary care physician. 

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