October & The Flu Shot

By: Dr. Lisa Vasak from Dignity Health Urgent Care

October is here! The month with both a Harvest Moon and a Blue Moon. The month everybody should be getting their flu shot! It is more important than ever to visit your primary care provider, urgent care or pharmacy to get your flu shot.  The southern hemisphere had a light flu season but the experts are not convinced the northern hemisphere will be as lucky.  Therefore, along with continued masking and social distancing, the flu shot will help to prevent a Twindemic of Influenza and COVID- 19. The recommendation is to get your flu shot by October 31st.  Luckily, there is plenty of flu shot doses so it should be easily available. It is an inactive virus.  Therefore, you can’t get the flu from the flu shot! Stay healthy!


Dignity Health Urgent Care | Dr. Lisa Vasak

Dr. Lisa Vasak works at Dignity Health Urgent Care in Atascadero. Her specialty is Internal Medicine. As an urgent care doctor, she treats injuries and medical issues in patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach. She has been working in an urgent care setting in Northern SLO County since 2013. She prioritizes patient safety and quality of care when treating her patients.