YES, You Should Still Get The Flu Shot This YearSeptember 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Here we are again on the brink of another cold and flu season, but this year things are a little more complicated. As we are in the midst of a global pandemic and medical facilities continue to deal with COVID-19 there have been some questions about whether or not to get vaccinated against the flu itself this year. The short answer to this question is YES.
It is important to get a flu shot every year and especially this year. As the flu begins to spread throughout our community it may mean serious illness for some. If you are not protected with a vaccine you may find yourself having to visit a medical facility which in turn will make you more susceptible to COVID-19.
When you are sick it is best to stay home and avoid contact with anyone until the symptoms subside. However, your best bet is to avoid getting sick all together and a flu shot will help you do just that. Staying healthy and avoiding the flu is one of the best ways to protect yourself against COVID-19.
So, when should you get your flu shot.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends getting your flu shot in early to mid-October, but you should also pay attention to your individual community as the fly may spread earlier in some parts of the country. The key here is to do your best to time your flu shot to cover the entire flu season. Getting it now, may result in it wearing off into March or April when the flu could still be around.
If you have questions about getting your flu shot you can always contact our office and speak to one of our medical providers. They will help answer any questions you may have about being vaccinated this year during a global pandemic.