Flu Vaccine in 2020: Tips for Travel Nurses During the Pandemic

By Titan Medical

September 15, 2020

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Flu Vaccines in 2020

This article was provided by Titan Medical.

Getting the flu vaccine this year? It might be in your best interest to consider getting your flu vaccine earlier than you normally would. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, allergies, and flu, it might become difficult to differentiate the symptoms. By getting your flu vaccine earlier, it could help by preventing the spread of the flu.

Availability

Flu vaccines will become available in healthcare clinics, pharmacies, etc., by early September. It might look different in some locations as there will likely be more drive through immunizations across parking lots and spacious open areas. This will allow for more social distancing and disinfecting breaks in-between patient stops.

According to The CDC:

  • Everyone 6 months of age and older should get annual flu vaccine by the end of October
  • It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu
  • Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children and adults

By getting the flu shot, you could keep yourself and those around you safe. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, consider taking safety precautions early this year. Get your flu vaccine as soon as possible. Not only can it help prevent those around you from getting sick, but it can potentially cut back on the number of patient visits to clinics and hospitals.

Has the pandemic changed your perspective on getting a flu shot this year? Did you get your flu shot earlier this year than in prior years due to COVID? Comment below and let us know.


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