Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too

September 21, 2021


The American College of Emergency Physicians issued a statement on Thursday noting that there are "early signs" the coming flu season could be severe and recommending everyone eligible get vaccinated against Covid-19 and flu.

"Last year, more people staying home and covering their faces when they did go out kept flu numbers historically low, but this year the situation could be dangerously different," Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in the statement.

"Unfortunately, misinformation is rampant, and the risk of getting or spreading either virus increases as more people dismiss proven public health protocols," Rosenberg said. "We should be taking every precaution to protect ourselves and our loved ones from either virus. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to avoid the double whammy of flu and COVID."

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