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Doctors urge coronavirus survivors to get vaccinated ahead of flu season

Doctors urge coronavirus survivors to get vaccinated ahead of flu season
3 years 9 months 4 days ago Friday, September 11 2020 Sep 11, 2020 September 11, 2020 11:16 PM September 11, 2020 in News - Local

As flu season approaches, doctors are urging patients to get vaccinated.

"Flu shots protect all of us," said Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez, a medical director for the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District's School Based Health Center. "You not only protect yourself, but if you're protected, you're protecting those around you."

The annual flu season, which typically starts in October, may pose an additional risk for people who recovered from COVID-19.

"I have seen a lot of patients with COVID. And those that have recovered, not all of them are completely well. There are several who are having lingering respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain," Gomez-Martinez said, adding: "Those respiratory symptoms that they can have that are lingering can definitely be exacerbated or worsened by a case of influenza."

For more information on the flu vaccine, visit flu.gov.

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