It’s important to get your flu shot each year because it helps to prevent disease. Thousands of people die from the flu each year, according to Dr. Sharee Livingston of UPMC Pinnacle Lititz.
Dr. Livingston said, “If we have a vaccine available that helps prevent death, I think everyone should take advantage of it."
With the ongoing pandemic it is more important to get your flu shot this year. “If there is any important time to get your flu shot it is this year. Our country and the world is dealing with a very serious pandemic, COVID-19, and if you get your flu shot what that will do is reduce your chance of having the flu, but also reduce your chance of having flu symptoms and confusing the picture with potentially having COVID-19," Livingston said.