Should you get the flu shot early this year? Here’s what health experts say
As the fall approaches, experts and doctors worry about the annual flu season.
While there’s no way to determine how bad a flu season will be, many are concerned that the overlap between the flu season and the coronavirus pandemic could cause issues.
“The biggest concern is that we have seasonal increases in the flu from December or November through March, and at that time, many hospitals go into surge crisis (mode),” said Dr. Albert Ko, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut. “Beds are filled, and so the big concern is that if our hospitals are already filled with flu, what happens if we have a parallel epidemic of Covid-19? How do we deal with that?”
When should people get the flu shot?
While formal guidance on the 2020-2021 flu vaccine has not yet …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]