This isn’t your average flu season.
Getting your flu shot is more important than ever to keep you and your loved ones safe, especially if you’re over the age of 65.
And yes, you CAN have both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.
Medical experts warn that the seasonal flu could make the already debilitating symptoms of coronavirus worse, putting adults over 65 who are most at risk in even more danger of severe and long-term health outcomes, or even death.
Studies show that for those with pre-existing medical conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, the flu can make you 6 times more likely to have a heart attack.
Each year seniors are hit the hardest by flu season, especially those in care homes. In fact, 60% of seniors who catch the flu end up in hospital or worse.
This fall and winter, getting your flu shot is the best way to show you care about your health and the health of the people around you. Even if you can’t get the more effective high-dose vaccine, the regular dose still provides strong protection.
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