HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The state Health Department is reminding everyone about the importance of getting the flu shot, especially in the middle of a pandemic.
State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says 130,000 Pennsylvanians were diagnosed with the flu last year — and that’s only the people who were treated.
Levine says this year is expected to be even more dangerous as the season coincides with coronavirus. “So while we wait for a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine to go through its clinical trials, you can get a safe and effective flu shot right now.”
The state ordered more than 860,000 flu vaccines this year in both shot and nasal spray forms. They recommend everyone older than 6-months-old get one.