It’s fall, which means it’s also the start of flu season. Last year, the United States saw very few cases of the flu because of COVID-19 mitigation efforts such as mask wearing and social distancing. However, Timothy Donaghy, CRNP, with LVHN ExpressCARE, says this year could be different.
“While COVID remains a high priority, we need to remember the importance of protecting ourselves from the influenza virus. This includes getting vaccinated. With more people mingling with others, protection from both the flu and COVID is more important than ever,” Donaghy says.