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- Kidney Disease Stages
- What Is a Nephrologist?
- What to Expect with CKD
- Kidney Disease Management
- Understanding Acute Kidney Injury
- How Kidneys Work
- Take a FREE CLASS on Kidney Disease
Staying HealthyStaying Healthy
Choose to vaccinate
The power to fight the flu is in your hands.
Flu season is here—and this year, it is especially important to get your flu vaccine. NOW is the time to protect yourself and those around you.
YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY
Fresenius Kidney Care is dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality care and support in every circumstance. Learn how we’re working to keep you and our employees safe during COVID-19.
Check your flu IQ
Is it important that I get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines?
Yes. People with kidney disease are at greater risk for complications that can be related to flu and COVID-19.* The viruses that cause the flu and COVID-19 may be spreading at the same time, and it’s possible to test positive for both at once.
Can I get sick from the vaccines?
No. The vaccines will not give you the flu or COVID-19. However, after getting vaccinated, you may experience some mild side effects.
Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
No. Getting the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19. The vaccines are developed to train your body to fight the specific virus, so it’s important to get both vaccines.
Stay healthy this flu season
In addition to getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccines, here are some simple tips to help you and your family stay flu‑free:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol‑based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wear a mask during dialysis and while in public.
- Practice social distancing. Avoid crowds and contact with sick people.
- Practice good health.
- Prevent the spread of germs. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue.