Loveland, Ohio – The Center for Disease Control says, “Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu.”
A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.
Area residents who do not have a primary care physician can find a place to get a seasonal flu vaccine (and other vaccines) at VaccineFinder.org.
What vaccines do I need?
We all need vaccines throughout our lives to help protect against serious diseases. CDC and other medical experts update vaccine recommendations every year based on the latest research and science. Vaccination is a critical step in protecting those that are most vulnerable to illness – infants and young children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened systems.
Visit the CDC website to take the child or adult vaccine recommendation quiz. Visit the CDC travel website for vaccine recommendations based on the country you intend to visit.
What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.Read on at CDC…