Facts About Flu

 

Flu season is here. As always, Lakeridge Health is urging our team, patients, and community to get a flu shot in an effort to avoid the thousands of influenza cases that could occur each year.

This year, with the presence of COVID-19, the urgency to get a flu shot is even greater. Evidence shows the flu vaccine is the easiest, safest, and most effective way to prevent the flu.

Information and resources are available below on how to protect yourself or someone you love from getting the flu.

Questions and Answers About the Flu During COVID-19

Dr. Dan Ricciuto, our Infectious Disease expert, is here to help you understand how the presence of COVID-19 will impact this year’s influenza season and why it’s more important than ever to get your flu shot!

Why should we choose to get the flu shot this year?  

Will there be flu along with COVID-19 this fall winter? 

What is the difference between the flu and COVID-19? 

Can I have the flu and COVID-19 at the same time? 

Will the flu shot help prevent against COVID-19? 

Where and when can I get my flu shot this year?