CDC director appeals to public to get flu vaccines

2021-10-12

A National Foundation for Infectious Diseases poll found that 61% of more than 1,110 people said a flu shot was the best protection against influenza, although 44% of respondents said they were undecided about getting a flu shot or did not plan to do so. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky urged Americans to get vaccinated against the flu, noting that outbreaks will add to the strain on hospitals and health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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