Flu season is approaching fast! With flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 both spreading this fall and winter, your local healthcare system may be overwhelmed. It is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine this year to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death. Getting a flu vaccine can save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19 and other severe illnesses.
The American Medical Association recommends the influenza vaccine for those older than 6 months of age, and especially those who have high risk conditions like lung disease, asthma, diabetes, immune deficiency conditions, and heart disease.
“Since hospitals and doctors’ offices are going to be very busy caring for #COVID19 patients, a #flu vaccine can help make sure that those who need medical care are able to get it.” @subailey discusses the importance of getting a #flushot this year. https://t.co/9rwuf1fEvc
— AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) September 10, 2020
Your provider or pharmacist can help you figure out if you or anyone in your family is high risk. Speak with your primary care provider or visit your local pharmacist to find out which of the various flu vaccines is the best one for you and your family. But keep yourself safe and get the shot! Even people with severe egg allergies can safely get a flu vaccine.
Stay safe and talk to your primary care provider or stop by your local pharmacy to get your flu vaccine. If you have any questions Grand Rounds is here to help.
Call 1-800-929-0926 or visit us online at www.grandrounds.com