Don’t forget to get your flu shot

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The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is calling on everyone 6 months and older to get their yearly flu vaccine as the first, and most important step, in protecting against the flu.

Getting a flu shot this fall is more important than ever, to reduce your risk from flu while also helping conserve health resources in hospitals already caring for COVID-19 patients.

The flu vaccine is safe, effective and readily available citywide at many doctor’s offices, pharmacies, community health centers and flu clinics. 

Residents can receive the flu shot as part of a routine visit with a primary care provider, or they can find a nearby pharmacy that offers the vaccine. To locate a CDPH community flu clinic, call 311.

To make it easier for residents to find a location to be vaccinated, the city has relaunched the Chicago Flu Vaccine Finder, a web-based app that shows the closest location where the flu shot is available.

In Austin, residents can get a flu shot at either the Walgreens at 5222 W. Madison St. (773-287-0380) or the Walgreens at 1546 N. Central Ave. (773-622-8185). For more information, visit

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