The Importance of Flu Vaccination

It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.

Here are some of the benefits of getting the flu vaccine:

  1. Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu.
  2. Flu vaccination is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions.
  3. Flu vaccine can be lifesaving in children.
  4. Flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.

Source: cdc.gov