Getting a flu shot doesn't just protect people against seasonal flu, it also contributes to the overall health of the community and minimizes the impact on health
care resources. We strongly recommend getting a flu shot, and I remind you to get a flu shot.
A flu shot decreases the likelihood of getting sick from influenza. And while people who get a flu shot may still get sick, a vaccination is effective in preventing the most severe forms of the flu. In addition, widespread flu vaccinations help minimize the impact on health care resources affected by COVID-19.
Getting vaccinated against influenza contributes to a healthier work environment, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that employers can expect a 40 to 60 percent reduction in the risk of flu illnesses among their overall population with the flu vaccine. 1