CDC Urges Flu Shots For Americans; OKs Getting COVID Shot at Same Time

CDC Urges Flu Shots For Americans; OKs Getting COVID Shot at Same Time

Oct 12 2021

Though vaccination pushes in the U.S. have been largely focused recently on halting the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans not to forget about immunization against another virus: the flu.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky encouraged people to get their flu shots so that America could avoid dual surges, and said it was okay for people to receive both vaccines, the Associated Press reported.

Walensky said that though Americans are "tired of talking about vaccines," it is "doubly important" to get their flu shot this year. Walensky, who received her own flu shot earlier this week, added that "we are preparing for the return of the flu."

Source: Newsweek