This year, it’s even more important to get the Flu Vaccine. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause widespread illness and deaths every year. Influenza viruses usually spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People may spread the virus before they even know they are infected.
This year we are all more vulnerable to influenza due to lower recent exposure to the virus and lower uptake of influenza vaccines. With international borders re-opening, it’s likely we will see more influenza in 2022.