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US health experts urge flu shots to avoid 'twindemic'

 

October 8, 2021

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Associated Press

In this photo provided by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky receives her flu shot on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in Atlanta. The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, with a plea Thursday for Americans to get vaccinated against both.

The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, with a plea Thursday for Americans to get vaccinated against both.

"I get it: We are all tired of talking about vaccines," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But "it is doubly important this year" to get your flu shot, added Walensky, who got her own vaccination earlier this week just as she has every year since she was a medical student in 1995. "We are preparing for the return of the flu."

https://www.startribune.com/us-health-experts-urge-flu-shots-to-avoid-twindemic/600104491/

 

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