It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a year since COVID-19 came into our lives. To say that it has changed the world would be an understatement. These past 12 months have been a roller coaster ride; we’ve faced highs and lows and unknowns. It has profoundly changed the way we work, learn and live.
But we also have shown our extraordinary ability to innovate, care and thrive in these history-making circumstances.
Why Waiting Can Do More Harm than Good
Parents may be reluctant to visit the pediatrician’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if this means your child will be missing routine vaccinations, you should think twice, says Cynthia Roldan, M.D., medical director of pediatrics at Carroll Hospital.
On this week’s Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Henry Taylor, M.D., deputy health officer for the Carroll County Health Department, discussed the flu.
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The flu is a contagious illness caused by flu viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. EVERYONE is at risk for getting the flu! The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. The flu season can last into the spring, so getting your flu shot after October 1 gives you the best protection for the whole season.
Carroll Hospital saw hundreds of cases of the flu last year, with the first confirmed case in September and the last in June.
The best way to prevent getting the flu is to receive a flu vaccine. But did you know that you should wait until after October 1 to get your vaccination?
Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.
This month’s misconception: Only children need vaccinations