COVID-19 may slow spread of flu 3 min read

Grant Boone
October 15, 2020

One big way to protect yourself is by getting the flu shot.

The annual campaign began Tuesday with the aim of reaching the same target groups as a typical year, but with added emphasis on importance in a time that Covid-19 hospital admissions are rising.

Novant Health UVA Health System maintains patient safety as a priority, especially with respect to COVID-19 concerns.

Last flu season, 188 flu deaths among children were reported to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a tragic milestone matching the record set in the 2017-18 flu season.

Some medical experts have suggested the vaccine should be mandatory for care providers. "This virus becomes more active in the fall and winter". "That's one of the cornerstones of why we offer the flu clinic, is for real world experience and real-world training for our students".

Last winter, about 52% of people over age 65 received the flu vaccine, according to French health authorities. To clear up a common myth, the flu shot can not cause the flu because there is no live virus in the vaccine! It can take up to two weeks for your body to build immunity against the flu once you get the flu shot.

"It's especially important for people at a higher risk of sickness-people with diabetes, high blood-pressure or things like this". In an ordinary flu season, many people don't take those basic precautions.

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"Student Health Services are open 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m".

"Those are low numbers, but if you go and read the national news, we're starting to get to the point where there are many, many states that are now hot", Verde Valley Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer Ron Haase said. According to Walmart's website, flu shots are no cost with most insurances. If you have insurance, it can be billed to your insurance.

"In anticipation of an increase in demand this year, the goal is to ensure 30 percent more doses than the 12 million used in 2019-2020 are made available", the ministry statement said. Examples of moderate activities are low/no touch trick-or-treating, where candy or goody bags can be left at the end of a sidewalk or driveway, reverse trick-or-treating, or outdoor events where people can be six feet or more away from others. As the coronavirus continues to infect residents in large numbers, public health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot this year due to the coronavirus overlapping with the flu season. In fact, taking steps to prevent the flu could help slow down the pandemic.

"Some other things we need to do: wearing face coverings has definitely helped". The public should wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt or sleeves that roll up for easy access to the upper arm.

"In order to have the seasonal flu forecasts, we need to have the seasonal flu data", Vespignani says.

"Usually, by this time, I have all my flu (vaccines) that I have ordered in stock, but this year's is still gradually coming in", Vail wrote in a message passed along from her county's immunization supervisor.

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