There are many similarities between influenza (flu) and COVID-19. Both are contagious, vaccine-preventable diseases, and certain populations including older adults, Black and Hispanic persons, individuals with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women are at higher risk for complications from both diseases. Many of the steps that help stop the spread of COVID-19 can also help protect against flu, but the best way to help protect against flu and COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be given at the same time for both adults and children age 12 years and older. Getting vaccinated can help prevent illness, hospitalization, and death, and prevent additional strain on an already overburdened US healthcare system.
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NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, offers practical communication advice based on 4 core principles outlined in the NFID consensus report, COVID-19 Communications: Promoting Prevention Measures and Vaccine Confidence …
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