CDC Recommends Flu Shot During COVID-19 Pandemic! Read On To Know!: As the number of cases in this coronavirus pandemic increases, everyone needs to keep safe. Every year around this time, public health officials badger Americans to take their annual flu shots. This year with the fear of COVID-19, the threat increases.
This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) this season recommends using any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine.
William Schaffner Talks About The Preventive Medicine
A professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, William Schaffner, said that people could suffer both influenza and COVID-19 at the same time. Taking this shot will prevent people from getting the flu. But if a vaccinated person still gets the flu, it will increase the likelihood of mild disease.
The flu season begins in October and peaks between December and February. These over 65 should wait until October to get the shot, as it diminishes faster in older people. As in the younger generation, they can start taking their shot as early as this month.
Citizens above 65 and children below 2 should also get a pneumonia vaccine. CDC says pneumonia can be a deadly complication of the flu.
Many people are scared to come out and take their shots due to the coronavirus pandemic. So many pharmacies will set-up drive-through flu vaccination clinics. Customers can also make an appointment to get their flu shots. Everyone needs to take their shots, inside or outside.