CHEYENNE – With influenza season approaching, a Wyoming Department of Health official says flu shots are more important than ever this year to help protect Wyoming residents from influenza as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“We consider flu shots to be the first and most important step in flu protection,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist, in a news release. “Everyone 6 months of age and older should receive a flu shot.
“Flu viruses change frequently, so the vaccine is updated every season,” she said. “Flu vaccines are safe and reduce illness, hospitalizations and deaths.”
Although most healthy people recover from the flu and COVID-19, they can spread both viruses to those who are at high risk for serious complications.
“We’ve been asking people to think of others with our coronavirus-related recommendations this year,” Harrist said. “We are also asking them to help themselves and others by