Flu Shot Vaccination in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties
Do you typically get the flu shot every year? If not every other year, have you looked into why it is more important to getting the flu shot this year than any other year? Well here is something to think about...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever" because while the vaccination cannot protect against COVID-19, healthcare systems may be overwhelmed with the amount of flu and COVID cases that are predicted to be rising during this fall and winter.
Two key reasons for getting the flu vaccine that the CDC highlighted are that the flu vaccination has been proven to reduce the risk of the flu illness, hospitalization and death. The second reasoning being the flu vaccination will allot more time for healthcare workers and resources to focus on patients with COVID-19.
Healthcare experts are uncertain what effects the two diseases (Influenza and COVID-19) combined may have on one. While getting the flu vaccination is not mandatory, it may be wise to take a deeper look into why you should get the flu vaccination this year.
As always, it is important to continue to wash your hands regularly and wear you mask when in public places. Stay safe!!