As the coronavirus pandemic continues throughout the fall and winter, overlapping with flu season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Many hospitals continue to be overcrowded with COVID-19 patients. Reducing your risk of requiring hospitalization due to flu is crucial in not only protecting yourself and your loved ones, but in ensuring that hospitals have the resources available to treat those requiring medical care.
Flu season typically peeks between December and February, and while experts recommend getting a flu shot early, they also say it’s never too late to get vaccinated.
Chief Medical Officer for Prevention for the American Heart Association, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez shares why it’s important that everyone gets vaccinated for the flu, and why it’s never too late to do so.
For more information about the flu, visit: heart.org/fluprevention