Influenza (Flu) Information

2023 week 2 canva

TCHD IS OFFERING FLU VACCINE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  CALL 309-929-0294 TO SCHEDULE A FLU VACCINE.

Flu Activity Prompts Area Hospitals to Limit Visitors

Effective 11/21/22 - During this time of increased seasonal flu activity, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, UnityPoint Health’s Methodist, Proctor, and Pekin campuses, Hopedale Medical Complex, and Kindred Hospital are asking the public to voluntarily limit hospital visits. To read the release click here.

Who should get a flu vaccine this season?

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza. 

Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.