Getting a flu shot remains the top recommendation for staying well during flu season. This year, a flu shot may provide added benefits during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic because:
- Flu shots typically help reduce medical visits for influenza-like illness, thus potentially reducing exposure to COVID-19.
- Preventing flu may reduce illness severity if you get COVID-19. Flu illness can increase the severity of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Concentra utilizes the Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine for protection against four virus strains, instead of three.