In light of pandemic, flu vaccinations more important than ever for people at highest risk

American Heart Association provides resources to help keep people flu free

Dallas, Nov. 10 (NNPA) – The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is helping to keep families and communities safe from the flu by providing facts, resources and encouraging people to get a flu vaccine.

“Getting the flu vaccine is especially important this year. If you get the flu, you may need to be hospitalized, in this time of COVID-19, in an already overwhelmed healthcare system. Get your flu shot. Avoid getting the flu. Stay out of the hospital due to the flu,” said Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, American Heart Association chief medical officer for prevention and former commissioner of health for the state of Texas. “In a normal year, the flu is serious and can even cause death. The flu vaccine can keep you out of a


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