Skip to Content
216.861.6200

Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

By Admin on 
Posted on October 15, 2013

Flu season upon us so be sure to get your shot today

Flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control is recommending you get your immunization early this year. Last year’s flu season was one of the worst in recent years and hospital emergency rooms were packed with patients showing flu-like symptoms. One of the best ways to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Immunizations are available—for a fee—at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s HealthCare Center on our main campus. To make an appointment, call 216.241.6201.[more]

Here are some other tips to protect yourself and those you love from the flu this year:

  • Flu can survive for up to eight hours on surfaces. Keep your hands clean by washing them several times a day or by using hand sanitizers.
  • Keep your hands away from your face. We touch our faces about 2,000 times per day. The flu virus can enter our bodies through our eyes and nose. Avoid touching your face to help prevent you from getting sick.
  • Use proper respiratory etiquette. When we cough or sneeze, droplets can spread three to six feet away—always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sneeze/cough into your elbow or shoulder. Clean your hands after coughing or using a tissue.
  • If you are experiencing flu symptoms, stay at home away from others. This puts others at risk of developing flu. If you have to leave the house, protect yourself and others by wearing a surgical mask.

Recent posts

UH and St. Vincent to Improve Access to Addiction Care

UH and St. Vincent to Improve Access to Addiction Care

The $2.89 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will expand and extend the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in partnership with and alongside the long-standing SVCMC Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Funding will be used to increase the number of board-certified Addiction Psychiatrists and Addiction Medicine Physicians trained in Northeast Ohio.
Read More
St. Vincent Surgeons Participate in Nationwide Clinical Trial of 2-level Total Disc Replacement for Symptomatic Cervical Disc Disease

St. Vincent Surgeons Participate in Nationwide Clinical Trial of 2-level Total Disc Replacement for Symptomatic Cervical Disc Disease

Two St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeons, Robert McLain M.D. and James Anderson M.D., are participating in a nationwide clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of two new total disc replacement (TDR) devices (prodisc® C SK and prodisc® C Vivo) intended for the treatment of 2-level cervical disc disease.
Read More
Northeast Ohio hospitals issue joint plea for all to take COVID-19 seriously

Northeast Ohio hospitals issue joint plea for all to take COVID-19 seriously

As healthcare institutions we continue to work on testing, developing treatment options, and studying potential vaccines, but these efforts combined will not stop the spread of COVID-19. We depend on you to do what is needed to protect yourself and those you love.
Read More