Flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Though we have all adopted new hygiene habits, the threat of flu season is still a major concern this year. Both the Flu virus and COVID-19 virus are spread the same way, by respiratory droplets, meaning the same prevention strategies should be used to stop or slow the spread of both. Getting vaccinated for influenza is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others. It is recommended that everyone six months of age and older be vaccinated by the end of October every year. According to the CDC, "Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine". There are several different types of influenza vaccines, talk with your doctor about which vaccine is best for you.