Getting a flu shot is a safe, inexpensive way to stay healthy. But in a typical year, less than half of Americans get the vaccination (just 45% last year). Rates in the United Kingdom are comparable, where just 44.9% of registered patients ages 6 months to 64 years old got a flu vaccination from 2018 to 2019. In the European Union, which committed in 2009 to vaccinate at least 75% of residents ages 65 and older, only 45% of people in that group received vaccines in 2018. … [Read more...] about This might be your most important flu shot ever
Truth on flu shots
Flu vaccine manufacturers have ramped up production this year. They’re making tens of millions of more doses than they did last flu season. … [Read more...] about Doctors Say Flu Shots Are Critical This Year
“The flu shot for healthy people, it’s not about them, it’s about the community,” Dr. Mannan says. “If you’re on the fence about it, this may be one year that you’re not sure what those two together are going to do, maybe it will push people toward getting the flu shot.” … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Get Coronavirus And The Flu At The Same Time?
“They have many vouchers for us to get free flu shots so if anyone needs a flu shot, watch our Facebook page and we’ll tell you which Walgreens we’re going to be at,” she said. “Get the shot, keep your hands clean. I think the rate of the flu is going to go down because of this. Everybody’s washing their hands finally.” … [Read more...] about Flu season and COVID-19 may begin to collide as students go back to school
About 140,000 to 810,000 Americans get hospitalized with the flu each year, according to the CDC. And the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations are expected to surge more than 150% between now and December 1, according to the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. … [Read more...] about Yes, you can have Covid-19 and the flu at the same time. Here’s what that could do to your body