Why Getting a Flu Shot is More Important Than Ever This Fall | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

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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

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1 In 3 U.S. Parents Say Flu Shot ‘More Important’ This Year: Poll

ACROSS AMERICA — With no end in sight to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the United States is poised to enter a flu season unlike any in recent history.

As the country reaches 7.2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts the United States will see anywhere from 39 million to 56 million influenza cases this flu season. To curb a potential strain on U.S. health care providers and hospitals, the CDC says getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this year.

However, a new national poll conducted by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital reveals that not all parents are getting the message.

Despite public health recommendations, the poll by the University of Michigan-affiliated hospital says only 1 in 3 parents believe getting the flu vaccine for their child is more important this year than in years prior.

Perhaps more telling is that among

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A cough, a sniffle or even a sneeze is enough to stop you in your tracks these days. “Could I have the coronavirus?” you wonder.

As flu season approaches, public health experts are telling Americans to get their flu shot, even if it means leaving quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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“I understand the desire for social distance, but I think it’s also important to get a flu shot this year,” CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta told CNN. “It’s important to get one every year, but perhaps even more important this year because we’re probably going

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