Flu Shots Urged More Than Ever This Year

Flu vaccine manufacturers have already ramped up flu vaccine production by tens of millions this year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Doctors and nurses across the country are preparing for a fight against flu season and COVID-19 at the same time. Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fear that fall 2020 and winter 2021 will be one of the most difficult yet and urge everyone to get a flu vaccine this year.

Flu vaccine manufacturers have already ramped up production – making tens of millions more doses than the last season.

Including two new flu vaccines designed to protect older people – who are especially vulnerable to the virus.