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Stay healthy, fight the flu

Monday, September 28, 2020 by Tai Moses

Austin Public Health is pulling out all the stops to remind the community that it’s critical to get the flu vaccine this year – not just to protect yourself, but to protect your loved ones and the entire community. With Covid-19 still circulating throughout the U.S. population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone older than 6 months old get a flu shot. Dr. Mark Escott, Austin-Travis County interim health authority, said, “The flu and Covid-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses but are caused by different viruses. While both viruses may cause similar symptoms, fortunately, the flu has a vaccine available to prevent infection.” Visit to find a nearby location to get your flu shot. Learn more about the flu in Austin here.

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