Hospitals prepare for what may be a brutal flu season amid another COVID-19 surge.
Last year was one of the mildest flu seasons on record with mask mandates and restrictions in place. Yet, as people gather once again at work, school and play and COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy exists, experts say the convergence of the delta variant and the flu could be brutal this year, putting even more stress on the country’s health care system.
Read stories on what people need to know this time around and how hospitals and health systems are responding.
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People nationwide are testing positive for both the flu and COVID-19.
Mixing facts and fun, Hillcrest Medical Center and the Tulsa Health Department are helping kids learn about preventing spread of the flu and COVID-19.
The hospital offers guidance and access for the communities it serves, plus customized programming for at-risk patients.
UnityPoint Health prepares for a busy flu season and offers important resources for fighting back.
The drive-thru flu vaccine clinics have become a local tradition for 15 years and counting.
Getting the COVID-19 and flu vaccines is safe and effective and may ease strain on hospital staff.
Experts break down what to expect, misconceptions and protective measures to take.
Harrington Hospital Warns You Can Get COVID-19 and the Flu at the Same Time
CHOP’s online flu season resource center offers preventive measures, a look back at the history of the flu vaccine, “Just the Vax” trivia game and a fast facts on-the-go app.
As public health officials monitor flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere, health care leaders are urging people to take precautions.
Find out what people need to know about the coming flu season amid the ongoing pandemic.