EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – As Wisconsin sees a rise of latest COVID-19 instances, native well being officers are reminding folks to not neglect in regards to the flu.
So as to try to decrease influenza numbers this yr, the Eau Claire County Well being Division is altering the way in which they administer flu photographs. At this time in Augusta, they held a free drive-through flu shot clinic. Well being division director Lieske Giese says to keep away from a twindemic, its extra essential than ever to get a flu shot. Giese says everyone seems to be welcome to get a flu shot on the occasion however they had been hoping to particularly attain youngsters.
“The less those who have influenza, the extra doubtless we can have the power to rapidly and successfully deal with those who should be hospitalized for COVID-19,” Giese says. “We need to preserve flu sufferers out of the hospital if we presumably can and getting a flu shot is one approach to actually work in the direction of that.”
Giese says if you happen to missed as we speak’s occasion, one other drive via clinic will probably be held in Eau Claire in two weeks.
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