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Why COVID-19 Surge Makes Getting Your Flu Shot More Important Than Ever

A record number of people got the flu vaccine last season

As many children return to in-person learning and adults end a period of working from home, experts are concerned about the upcoming flu season and its implications for hospitals that are already pushed to the limits of capacity due to the COVID-19 delta variant.

Flu season usually runs from October to May, with experts suggesting the best time to get vaccinated is from early September to the end of October, although some major retail pharmacies have already begun advertising this year's supply.

"We should always prepare for the flu season by planning to get vaccinated. This fall and winter there is likely to be circulation of COVID, influenza as well as other respiratory viruses," said Dr. David Hirschwerk, an infectious disease specialist at New York's Northwell Health.

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