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‘Let’s do it again’

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Tai Moses

Yes, it’s that time of year again – for flu shots! This fall, Austin Public Health recommends that families get up to date with their vaccines, including the seasonal flu shot, and of course, the Covid-19 vaccine. As Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes says, “Now is not the time to let our guard down. Everyone, especially children and seniors, need flu protection. This time last year we were fighting the Covid-19 delta variant, and we protected our most vulnerable from Covid-19 and flu with a combination of masking and vaccine. Let’s do it again.” It’s perfectly safe and even recommended to get your flu shot at the same time as your Covid booster. Austin Public Health Director Adrienne Sturrup adds that, “As a community, we realize now, more than ever, how health impacts our quality of life – our ability to work, play, and spend time with loved ones. Getting your flu shots is an easy way to keep your family safe and on track.”

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