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Sleeve up to prevent the spread of seasonal flu

This winter, seasonal flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 are both spreading. Getting a seasonal flu shot can reduce your risk of getting the flu and help save medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of seasonal flu and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Mask up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
  • Lather up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Sleeve up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

Check with your health care provider to get a seasonal flu shot, or look for other locations where the vaccine is widely available. Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health’s Immunization Clinic also offers low-cost shots for individuals who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover shots. Although flu peaks between December and February most years, it can last as late as May. It’s not too late to get your flu shot.

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Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021 - 1:19 p.m.