It is important to get a flu vaccination, especially this flu season, as the world is still experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though the flu and COVID-19 are caused by different viruses, they have similar means of infection. The CDC recommends hand-washing, social distancing and the use of face masks to prevent the spread of both flu and COVID-19. Visit www.aha.org/wearamask for additional resources.
Though it’s just the beginning of fall, it’s never too early to be thinking about preventing illnesses - be proactive this year, get vaccinated against the flu. Get details about Barnstable County's upcoming drive-thru flu clinic on September 26th HERE>
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Everyday Preventive Actions that Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu - Fact Sheet
CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2020-21 Flu Season – Toolkit
Influenza Resources for Health Care Workers - Webpage
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—United States, 2020-21 - Summary