JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With public health officials warning of a possible overlap of influenza and COVID-19 this fall, the stakes for increasing flu vaccination rates have never been higher. Magnolia Health (Magnolia) is launching its annual Fluvention® program to encourage Mississippi residents to get a flu vaccine. This year also introduces new considerations, as Magnolia also looks to help people better understand the differences between the flu and COVID-19.
Experts at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have begun urging Americans to get a flu vaccination. They, like many other public health experts, worry about health systems that are already stressed by large numbers of COVID-19 patients being overwhelmed by patients sick with the flu.
According to a survey conducted last flu season, prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., 60