The Flu Vaccine: What to Know
For more information on where you can receive your flu vaccine, visit: vaccinefinder.org
WHY GET A FLU VACCINE?
On average, up to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. Treating the flu often requires the same resources needed to treat those infected by coronavirus.
Working to fight both the flu and the on-going coronavirus, could lead to a major shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.
So it is important we are prepared, and are not left with a double health emergency on our hands.
THE FLU OR COVID-19?
Both viruses often produce similar symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and fatigue that can be extreme.
Experts worry that those who contract the flu could be more susceptible to getting coronavirus, and possibly develop life-threatening symptoms.
Getting a flu shot can be a small, yet important step to decreasing the risk of spreading the flu in your home and community.
WHERE CAN I GET A FLU SHOT?
Orange County Residents: The Orange County, NY Department of Health is offering flu shots in Middletown & Newburgh. Free of charge for uninsured and underinsured children and adults. FMI, please contact Lissette McNulty or Debbie Fagan at 845-291-2330.