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Posted on: September 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Flu Prevention: Protect Your Health This Season

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This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.

The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. Do your part. Get a flu vaccine this fall.

Know the Key Facts About Flu Vaccine

Learn the facts. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine. Find answers to common questions about flu vaccine this season.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19 there are many important benefits, such as:

  1. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
  2. Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

How to Prevent Flu

CDC recommends 3 actions to prevent flu:

  1. Get a flu vaccine,
  2. Practice everyday preventive actions, and
  3. Take antiviral medication to treat flu if your doctor prescribes them.

People Who are High Risk for Flu Complications

Young children, pregnant women, people 65 years and older, and people with certain chronic health conditions are among those at high risk for flu complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flu Campaign


Governor Charlie Baker’s Update Urging Residents to get their Flu Shot - please click HERE to view the September 17, 2020 update.

This season follow these prevention actions, along with additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) 

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