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Summer is coming to a close, fall is just ahead, and while we look forward to a vaccine for Covid-19, there’s no better time than now to take advantage of flu vaccine. It’s the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Unlike Covid-19, most of us have general knowledge about flu season and the flu—a respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization or death.

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Flu season is here! The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important now than ever to receive the flu vaccine. Evidence clearly shows that a flu vaccine can reduce the severity of the flu and prevent hospitalizations. By getting a flu vaccine this year, it will not only help protect you, but also protect frontline healthcare workers and hospital systems who continue to combat COVID-19. While the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are other benefits from the vaccine. These benefits include saving healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19 and reducing the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.

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