Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched a new public service announcement urging Marylanders to get their annual flu shots, as flu season moves into full swing. In the new PSA, MDH also encourages eligible Marylanders to consider getting a COVID-19 booster at the same time.

“The best way to protect yourself, family and friends against the flu is to get your flu vaccination and get it now,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “You should get a flu shot, regardless of whether you’ve received the COVID vaccination. If you are not vaccinated yet against COVID or if you need a booster shot, you can safely get the flu and COVID shots at the same time.”

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Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that spreads through coughing or sneezing, as well as through contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces and objects. Common symptoms include fever, body aches, fatigue, coughing and sore throat. Symptoms usually begin one to four days after being exposed.

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