Flu season for 2020 is now in the early stages and is expected to last through spring 2021. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.
Getting a flu vaccine is key to protecting yourself and the people around you, and to systems responding to the COVID-19 help reduce the strain on healthcare 19 pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help mitigate the spread of illness.
Our teams are actively preparing to offer vaccines to staff and residents over the next couple of weeks. Please contact your center for more info and required consents.
What you Need to Know
Influenza vaccine can prevent influenza (flu). Flu is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. Anyone can get the flu, but it is more dangerous for some people. Infants and young children, people 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions or a weakened immune system are at greatest risk of flu complications.
Flu can cause fever and chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.