The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging everyone to get the annual influenza vaccine by the end of October and continue wearing a mask. Getting a flu vaccine can help to stop the spread of flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 this fall and winter season.

According to the CDC, everyone aged 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine as the flu can cause serious complications such as pneumonia.

Getting a flu vaccine lowers your chances of being hospitalized from the flu and can help save medical resources this fall and winter.

Join the CDC in raising awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated by using the hashtag #SleeveUp to #FightFlu on social media and by sharing resources and graphics.

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