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Lexington Medical Center: Flu shots

With COVID spreading alongside the flu this season, here's what you need to know.

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dr. Khurram Rashid, hospitalist at Lexington Medical Center talks about the importance of flu shots this year, and the difference between flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms.

Lexington Medical Center is a 508-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and 70 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,300 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care.

We’ve been named Columbia’s “Best Place to Have a Baby”, “Best Hospital” and one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” Honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of healthcare professionals and staff.