With flu season on the horizon and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still affecting us, experts and health officials are stressing the importance of getting flu shots. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is likely flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and those with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever. While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits, such as:
- Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death.
- Getting a flu vaccine can help save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.
Free Flu Immunization Events
Florida Department of Health in Orange County
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County offers free flu vaccination events. Visit orange.floridahealth.gov and click on the “Events” tab for details.
Orange County Health Services
There are no scheduled immunization events at this time.
For questions, contact 407-836-3111.