Get a Flu Vaccine, Protect Your Community

Posted on December 2nd, 2020

Due to COVID-19, getting an influenza (flu) vaccine is more important than ever this year!

Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization or even death in some cases. CDC recommends everyone six months and older receive an annual influenza vaccine because getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones against getting the flu.

By getting a flu shot, you’ll be doing your part help protect essential workers and save medical resources for the care and treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Three simple steps can help prevent the spread of flu in your community:

Mask up.
Wear a mask when you are around others that do not live in your household.

Lather up.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Sleeve up and get your flu vaccine!
The Health Department offers flu vaccine. Find a location today.

If you’d like to read more about seasonal flu, including prevention, symptoms and treatment options, please visit CDC.