Taking flu shots can be one of the ways to curb your COVID risk post recovery. Advocating the same, AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria has also advised people to get preventive flu shots.
“With rising pollution, falling temperature and increasing crowding during the festival season, everyone at risk and those with ‘long COVID-19’ must get vaccinated against the flu to lower severity of post-recovery symptoms and also protect against flu infection,”
While flu vaccination awareness is not that rampant in our country, it’s a global practice in the West. Timely flu shots can be one of the ways to cut down our safety risk during the twindemic like situation we are dealing with- a pandemic marred by severe pollution and winter onset.
We explain to you some of the benefits of getting a flu vaccine and how it could lessen your risk of falling sick this year: