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CareSouth Carolina will begin administering Flu Vaccines on September 18, 2023

September 13th 2023

CareSouth Carolina, a leading private, non-profit community health center serving the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, is pleased to announce that it will begin administration of the flu vaccine at all of its sites starting on Monday, September 18, 2023.

According to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), September and October are considered the optimal months to receive the annual flu vaccine. The flu, a highly contagious respiratory illness, can pose significant health risks, including severe illness, hospitalization, and, in some cases, fatalities. 

To safeguard yourself and your loved ones against the flu, it is strongly recommended that everyone aged six months and older receive an annual flu vaccine. 

“The most effective way to prevent the flu is by receiving the flu vaccine,” CareSouth Carolina Chief of Nursing Tracie Thigpen said. “I encourage everyone to be proactive this year in the fight against the flu and get the flu vaccine.”

Here are some facts about the flu vaccine:

  • Flu vaccines are safe. Hundreds of millions of flu vaccines have been safely given to Americans for more than 50 years.
  • Vaccination helps protect women during and after pregnancy. Flu vaccination during pregnancy also helps protects babies from flu for the first several months after birth when they are too young to be vaccinated.
  • Flu vaccination can lower the risk of serious outcomes from heart disease and diabetes.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness.
  • While some people who get vaccinated do still get sick, there is a growing amount of data showing that vaccination makes illness less severe, helping to prevent serious outcomes.

CareSouth Carolina is committed to ensuring the well-being of the community by making the flu vaccine readily accessible. 

For more information about the flu vaccine or to schedule an appointment, please contact your local CareSouth Carolina office. CareSouth Carolina’s dedicated staff is here to assist you and address any questions or concerns you may have.

CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.

Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women's services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, infectious disease primary care, IV therapy, substance abuse prevention, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, senior support services, family support services, clinical counseling, laboratory, ultrasound, X-Ray, agricultural worker health services, and veterans choice provider.

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