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Pennsylvania Dept. of Health Emphasizes Need for Flu Vaccine

 

January 14, 2021

Metro Connection

In addition to getting vaccinated, Pennsylvanians are encouraged to practice healthy habits such as covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, frequently washing your hands, and remembering to disinfect commonly touched objects including door knobs, light switches, countertops, cell phones and computers.

Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection Ray Barishansky on Tuesday, Jan. 12, provided an update on flu season and urged Pennsylvanians to get their flu vaccine as the flu season intensifies.

"We are entering the heart of flu season and are just a couple months away from being a year into the COVID-19 pandemic," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "Since COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms, I encourage you to monitor your health by tracking your symptoms daily in the 'check-in' feature in the COVID Alert PA app. Finally, continue wearing a mask, washin...



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