Flu Vaccination: More Important Than Ever
Flu season is going to quickly be upon us and it is clear that COVID-19 will still be a factor this season. While it may seem like there is much out of our control during the pandemic getting a flu shot, practicing proper hand hygiene, social distancing, and wearing face coverings are within our control. Doing these will help protect not only you but also your family and the community. Preventing the flu can save lives and preserve health care resources.
The flu shot remains the best way to prevent the flu and related complications. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months or older get a flu shot every year. The CDC also recommends that people get it no later than the end of October, as it takes a few weeks for the shot to become fully protective.