Getting a flu shot is as important as ever this year. Although flu vaccination is not related to COVID-19, it is vital in helping reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses and resulting burdens on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents are encouraged to help prevent the spread of the flu by getting their flu vaccination as soon as they can. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for all persons age 6 months and older, including pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. More about the flu can be found at CDC.gov/flu.
Free Flu Shot Event
Get a no-cost flu shot at a drive-thru event on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5-7 p.m. at 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. More info here.
We’re all doing our part to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, now is our chance to help prevent the spread of the flu - the St. Pete Way.
Local vaccination locations can be found at VaccineFinder.org.
More information can be found at RestartStPete.com.