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Cold & Flu Season

Different virus, same precautions

Because of COVID-19, this flu season could be challenging. In order to protect patients, visitors and staff during flu season, we need your help to reduce the spread of infection.

Wash your hands, wear a mask, watch your distance and get a flu shot

Why get the flu shot?

The flu vaccine is still one of the best ways to prevent influenza.

This is especially important for:

  • Children under the age of 5.
  • Adults 65 years of age and older.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Nursing home and long-term care facility residents.
  • American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
  • Those with chronic conditions such as asthma, lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system.

Podcast Episode: Talking Flu Shot and a COVID-19 Vaccine

In a recent installment of The Valley Today podcast, Dr. Jeffrey Feit, Valley Health Vice President of Population Health; Chief Medical Officer, Valley Physician Enterprise Medical Group, joined host Janet Michael to discuss the importance of getting the flu shot this year and the process for developing a COVID-19 vaccine. During the conversation, the two discuss the impact of flu season converging with COVID-19 and the concerns for contracting each or both.

Click here to listen to the full conversation.

Convenient Locations to Receive a Flu Shot

Talk with your doctor today about getting your flu shot. The flu shot is free under most plans.

Find a Location

If You Feel Sick

If you are not feeling well, our providers are here to care for you and your family in person or with a telehealth visit. With primary care practices, as well as Urgent Care locations, it's easy to receive care.

Encouraging Virginians to Get a Flu Shot

As we prepare for the coming flu season, Valley Health has joined together with other health systems and stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Virginia to promote the importance of getting a flu shot – now, more than ever, during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Click here to read the joint statement.

Cold & Flu Resources

Learn more about the common cold and Influenza (flu) virus through resources below.