October 22, 2020
What better time of year to be excited about wearing a mask than Halloween? Face masks have been a Halloween tradition for years, but Trick or Treaters and party goers need to be sure the mask they wear is effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Additionally, holiday gatherings can contribute to the spread of other infectious, respiratory diseases, such as influenza. Getting an annual flu vaccination is another essential part of protecting you and your family’s health this holiday season. CDC recommends anyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated by October 31st.
Say Boo to the Flu
Coryell Health Flu Fighters are hosting Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Medical Clinic, Bldg 1
Saturday, October 31, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
And remember, the CDC reminds everyone to not host or participate in any in-person festivities if you or anyone in your household:
- Has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not met the criteria for when it is safe to be around others
- Has symptoms of COVID-19
- Is waiting for COVID-19 viral test results
- May have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- Is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19
The CDC released a report on deferral or avoidance of care due to the pandemic. It found that 41% of Americans delayed or avoided medical treatment, including 12% who needed emergency care and 32% who needed routine care. Adults who are at highest risk for COVID-19 complications were the most likely to report avoiding care during the pandemic. No matter what kind of care or treatment you need, our doctors and specialists are ready to help. During this time, it’s still important to look after yourself by getting the time-sensitive medical care you need to stay healthy.
At Coryell Health Medical Clinic, we are committed to providing the best care option for your needs, whether that’s a telehealth, car-visit, or in-person visit. Call us today to discuss your personal care plan, (254) 865-2166. Coryell Health Quick Care Walk-In Clinic in Gatesville, TX, is open Monday-Friday 8:00am – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am-6pm. Flu shots are given on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.