Don't forget influenza!
While our primary public health concern at this moment is COVID – and rightly so – we need to ensure that the common flu is not forgotten this year. Many of the most vulnerable are staying home to avoid exposure to SARS-CoV-2, raising concern that flu shot rates will be much lower this year. While the COVID vaccine is becoming available, we already have a means of preventing tens of thousands of deaths from influenza.
These pages cover the all of the essentials on the Flu shot during the pandemic, as well as some seasonal health information that helps holistically.
Key Facts About Influenza (Flu)
Bird Flu Current Situation Summary
CDC Avian Flu
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
2020-2021 Flu Season: A Complete Guide to the Flu Vaccine
2020-21 Flu Guide
Seasonal Health Guide for Older Adults:
Tips and resources to help seniors stay safe this winter
Guide for Older Adults
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report