CLEVELAND — October is here, and though it’s early enough in the season that influenza cases in YOUR STATE remain minimal, public health officials are using this time to remind Americans that getting their flu shot this year is more important than ever.
Nationally, just under 45,900 cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, Ohio is currently experiencing “minimal” flu activity, according to health experts.
This week’s flu numbers come as the country approaches 7.3 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. With no end in sight to the pandemic, the CDC is also predicting the United States will see anywhere from 39 million to 56 million influenza cases this season.
As the country prepares to weather flu season amid a pandemic, CDC officials say getting the flu vaccine will help curb a potential strain on U.S. health care providers and hospitals.
However, American parents