Gunderson Health sees first cases of the flu roll in

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Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) – Gundersen health system is beginning to see its first cases of the flu. After a dip in cases last year, health officials expect to see a more normal influenza season in 2021.

Gundersen is offering flu vaccine clinics until November 24th, but the shot is also available through your primary care provider. Research from the CDC also shows the flu vaccine is safe to take along with the COVID vaccine. 

“Vaccine-adverse events are reported to the CDC, and so far, the CDC has not found any contrary indications to not vaccinate both at the same time.”

Gundersen is hoping to avoid a large spike in flu cases as it continues to deal with COVID-19. Proper handwashing, social distancing, and staying home when feeling sick are some of the best ways to avoid spreading the flu in the community. 

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