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December 3, 2021

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 5 – 11

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. While the influenza virus is present year-round in the U.S., peak flu activity usually occurs between December and February. Get vaccinated in order to protect yourself and others. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it may be even more important to get the flu vaccine; lessening your likelihood of serious complications from the flu can help conserve health resources for critically ill patients due to Covid-19 and other diseases.

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Interesting reads on the history of the flu and the 1918 influenza pandemic: