Cape Cod Clinic Goals To Reduce Flu’s Impression Throughout Pandemic – CBS dangolka

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SANDWICH (CBS) – At the moment in Sandwich, it was drive up, roll up your sleeve, get a flu shot and drive off…should you had been 65 or older.
Dot and Al Niccolazzo had been there. “We come yearly,” mentioned Dot Niccolazzo.
“Particularly now with the COVID-19, you possibly can’t take any probabilities,” mentioned Al Niccolazzo.
A lady will get a flu shot at a Sandwich clinic on Wednesday. (WBZ-TV)
Well being officers nationwide are pushing individuals to get the flu shot this yr. They concern a second surge of COVID, mixed with seasonal flu, might spell catastrophe for our well being care system.
“In the event you had been to get COVID and the flu on the similar time, or should you had been to be recovering from COVID, and we all know that may take weeks or months typically, and get the flu on prime of that, that may be a extremely dangerous and harmful state of affairs,” mentioned Dr. Shira Doron of Tufts Medical Heart.
“We need to preserve the numbers of ailing individuals down within the hospitals, so we need to preserve the flu individuals out,” mentioned Dave Mason, the city’s well being agent.
The fireplace chief of Sandwich has a grasp’s diploma in infectious illnesses. The drive-up flu clinic was his design.
“Between the mask-wearing, social distancing and, like right here in the present day, individuals getting the flu vaccine, which is voluntary, but when they get it — these three issues collectively hopefully will decrease the influence of the flu, and we’ll have a greater flu season this yr,” mentioned Hearth Chief JJ Burke.
The clinic anticipated to manage over 400 flu vaccines in the present day.

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