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With looming flu season in the midst of a pandemic, officials urge use of flu shot

Health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccine this year. Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokesperson Terrie Burgan says that while the flu vaccine won’t protect someone from COVID-19, it could possibly prevent them from fighting both at the same time. A potentially deadly 1-2 punch

LTDHD Spokesperson Terrie Burgen

Bergan says residents should speak to their health care provider to determine when best to receive a flu vaccine. Bergen says the state saw 162 flu-related deaths during last flu season.

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