By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot this season, the American Medical Association (AMA) says.
With the coronavirus pandemic raging, a flu shot is more important than ever to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from the flu.
“Routine vaccination is essential preventive care for children, adolescents and adults — including pregnant women — that should not be delayed because of the pandemic,” said AMA President Dr. Susan Bailey.
Experts have warned that a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19 could overwhelm the health care system.
Just as wearing a mask helps prevent spread of the new coronavirus, getting a flu shot helps prevent people from getting sick and spreading flu to others.
Flu shots also shield people who can’t get vaccinated, including very young children, cancer patients and those with