With the COVID-19 pandemic still among us, and given the medical complexities the disease can produce, getting your flu shot early this year is crucial. Since many flu symptoms are similar to those of COVID-19, getting a flu vaccination could help prevent potential confusion about any symptoms you may experience in the coming months. Also, preventing flu will help save lives and preserve precious healthcare resources.
People can get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and both illnesses can quickly become life threatening. Research shows that flu vaccines reduce the risk of having a more serious case of flu, and also result in fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
So, getting the flu vaccination this fall is more important than ever. If you haven’t yet had your flu shot, talk to your healthcare provider.