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.

Additional Resources

  • Influenza Vaccine: Who Should Get It, and Who Should Not - Fact Sheet 

  • 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