Fight Influenza: Mask Up, Lather Up, Sleeve Up and Get A Flu Shot

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From the Centers for Disease Control: People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu.

If you are at high risk of developing serious flu complications, vaccination is especially important. When you get vaccinated, you reduce your risk of getting sick with flu and possibly being hospitalized or dying from flu. This season, getting a flu vaccine has the added benefit of reducing the overall burden on the health care system and saving medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. For more information from the Centers for Disease Control, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm

For more information, consult with your health care provider or refer to this information from the San Diego County Health Department at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/immunization_branch.html

For related posts from UCCA, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/community-health/

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