It’s Officially Flu Season. Here’s What You Need to Know!

Experts agree. It is critical to get a flu shot, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can help keep you and those around you healthier this winter.

Flu season begins in September and goes until at least March.

The flu shot helps protect you and those around you who are vulnerable to becoming sick, including the elderly, children, and those with compromised immune systems.

In this video series, William Schaffner, MD, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, discusses why it’s crucial for everyone, especially people with chronic health conditions, to get the flu shot every year. The videos include:

#GetVaccinated Flu Campaign Toolkit 

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Visit the Putting Patients First Blog for more on flu season.