The Metro Public Health Department will begin offering flu shots Monday at all three locations.
The West Virginia Immunization Network is (WIN) concerned about the seasonal flu coinciding with the pandemic as the contagious respiratory disease that can cause serious illness, hospitalization, and death has a season that runs from fall to late winter, with high activity between December and February.
Eckers says right now, there is no evidence that the flu vaccination could increase your risk of getting COVID-19 or worsen any symptoms. In other words: The flu was responsible for potentially doubling the transmission rate of COVID-19. Just because your body can do it just because doesn't mean that it should and that is the mindset we have to have.
Young said her health department got its first shipment for vaccines in the past week and ordered over 10,000 doses. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, the high-dose vaccine was 24.2% more effective in seniors than the standard-dose shot. While nearly everyone over the age of 6 months can safely have a flu shot, some people with allergies or previous reactions to the vaccine should check with their healthcare provider for the most suitable form of flu protection.
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine to be developed, experts say that we should not ignore the lifesaving vaccine we already have in our health arsenal: the flu vaccine.
Darling noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the flu has caused 140,000-810,000 hospitalizations and 12,000-61,000 deaths in the USA each year since 2010. "You can certainly get both the flu and Covid-19 at the same time, which could be catastrophic to your immune system", Adrian Burrowes, MD, told CNN.
"Before we would go into different businesses, go into different schools and do community events". The study even argued that the leveling of COVID-19 cases in the spring wasn't entirely due to proper social distancing, lockdown measures, and face masks. Jensen says the vaccine is widely available, but distribution might look a little different this year because of the pandemic. This year's vaccine protects against four separate strains of the virus.