Fight the Flu & COVID, Too

Protect yourself, your loved ones and the community. Be up to date on your seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccines. 

Get the Flu Vaccine

  • The flu can be deadly.
  • It is predicted that the incidence of flu will be higher this year than last due to more social interactions.
  • The flu vaccine is safe, and you need a flu vaccine each year.
  • It is an effective way to prevent flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths.
  • You can get sick from the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

Everyone Should Get the Flu Vaccine

  • It’s important for everyone 6 months and older to get the flu vaccine.
  • If you or someone you care about is an essential worker, at high risk for complications from the flu or at high risk
    for serious illness from COVID-19, make getting your flu vaccine a high priority.
  • Those 12 and older can get their annual flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine.

Prevent the Flu and COVID-19

  • All flu vaccines will be quadrivalent this year to protect against four different flu viruses.
  • Get vaccinated against both flu and COVID-19. Visit vaccines.gov or talk to your doctor or local pharmacist for
    more information on where to get vaccinated.
  • If you are sick, stay home and talk to your healthcare provider about getting tested.
  • Remember, the same actions that prevent the spread of COVID-19 prevent the spread of flu:
    • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol often
    • Stay home when sick
    • Wear face coverings
    • Avoid large groups of people
    • Avoid people who are sick
    • Stay more than 6 feet from people
    • Practice self-care to keep yourself healthy. Eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.

Talk to your healthcare provider for more information and guidance.

Visit the Carroll County Healthy Department’s website for more information about the flu and COVID-19.

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