Please, We Beg You, Go Get a Flu Shot

Please, We Beg You, Go Get a Flu Shot

There is a vaccine that is mostly effective against the virus if you get it in time. Though the dates and locations haven't been announced yet, the system is set to post information on library flu shot clinics, and the county Public Health Department has a full list of public health centers that should offer flu shot clinics sometime this fall. This will hinder efforts in hospitals to identify suspected COVID-19 cases. "But we'll tell people all throughout flu season, if you haven't gotten the vaccine yet, it's still OK to get it and you're likely to benefit", she said.

Goldstein says those who are already at risk for poor outcomes from COVID are exactly the same people who are at risk for poor outcomes when it comes to the flu.

With the timeline of a widely available vaccine still unknown, the nation's top doctor says the USA doesn't have to wait to get Covid-19 under control. Because it's new, we don't have immunity to it and we're just learning how it affects people.

Holzer Athens kicked off the drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 17, which will continue each Thursday until October 22. "Going into winter, we're very nervous at the thought of both influenza and COVID-19 circulating." . We'll walk you through the symptoms of each illness, so you'll know whether that cough came from your allergies or something more serious. Because the symptoms are so similar, the big one with COVID-19 is the loss of taste and smell.

And to those who may be hesistant about getting the shot? While influenza activity dropped off sharply with the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, cumulative hospitalization rates among pediatric and young adult patients were the highest in the last 10 seasons, and 188 pediatric influenza deaths tied with 2017-2018 as the highest number recorded, she said.

An annual flu vaccine is the first and most important step in preventing flu viruses, according to the CDC.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still impacting the region, the Northern Kentucky Health Department on Thursday strongly urged residents to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Immunisation expert Dr Nikki Turner welcomes a report on flu vaccine supply issues and says it is important to get problems ironed out before a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available.

"I would just say to all of those folks in MA who admire, respect and appreciate the heroic work that was done by so many people in our health care community last spring, that for them and for yourselves, you should go out and get a flu vaccine this year", Baker said.

The CDC recommends that people be vaccinated early in the fall, before flu season begins in their community, and ideally no later than the end of October.

COVID-19 and the flu have many signs and symptoms in common that include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, headache or nausea or vomiting (more common in children than adults).

Even though you can still catch the flu after you've received a vaccine, Gangitano said it is still highly recommended to get vaccinated to lower your chances of infection.

What the main focus is on, he said, is the development of new, or different, or worsening symptoms.

Frontline staff are at higher risk of catching flu due to their contact with patients and those they care for. But with so many people working from home or unemployed, that ritual is on hold, raising fears that the dual threats could overwhelm the health care system.

The hospital is not now treating any inpatients for COVID-19 and has not had a patient with the virus since August 3.

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