From December 6-12, 2020, we observe National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you have not received your flu vaccination, it is not too late to go get a flu shot or nasal spray. We encourage everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu this season.
As long as flu viruses are circulating, it still makes sense to get the seasonal flu vaccine. Vaccination is especially important for protecting people at high risk of serious flu complications, including:
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- Adults 65 years and older
- Anyone with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease
Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. There are other viruses that can cause these symptoms, but a high fever and bad cough usually indicate flu. By increasing the number of people vaccinated, we can reduce flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths this fall and winter, which can in turn help reduce the burden on our medical system and save medical resources for the care of COVID-19 patients.
Make time to roll your sleeve up and get your flu vaccine this fall. Help protect yourself, your loved ones and our community from flu.
Learn more about flu vaccines on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)