As the US heads into influenza season with the novel coronavirus pandemic still raging, public health authorities stress that it’s more important than ever for people to get their flu shot. Although influenza’s disease burden varies from year to year, evidence clearly shows that vaccination can reduce flu severity and prevent hospitalizations—critical considerations at a time when the health care system is burdened by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Jaklevic MC. Flu Vaccination Urged During COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA. 2020;324(10):926–927. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.15444
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