While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, the CDC believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID, there are many important benefits. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever. CDC recommends that all people 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine.  Influenza vaccinations can lessen the impact of COVID-19 by helping health professionals identify unvaccinated respiratory illness sooner.

As part of the Lawrence Campus Community Pledge, influenza vaccinations are strongly recommended for faculty and staff. Vaccines may now be available through your local health provider or pharmacies.