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COVID-19: Getting a Flu Shot Has Never Been More Important

Flu vaccines are extremely important this year to prevent seasonal flu during COVID-19. Kevin Smith, MD, chief medical officer at Loyola University Medical Center, explains how cases of the flu and the coronavirus are expected to rise, potentially at the same time. It's also possible to simultaneously have the flu and COVID-19. Older adults and anyone with a chronic condition are most vulnerable to the effects of these diseases. The good news is that the flu is preventable, and COVID-19 precautions--wearing a mask, social distancing, frequent hand washing--can help prevent the spread of both diseases. To learn more, please visit https://loyolamedicine.org/coronavirus.