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Governor Holcomb encourages people to get flu vaccination amid pandemic

(WISH) – The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging people to get a flu shot this year.

Governor Eric Holcomb shared a video of himself getting vaccinated. He tweeted that getting the shot is one of the best things you can do to help protect yourself and others from getting sick.

The AMA is warning flu season will clash with the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical group is recommending everyone 6-months and older to get vaccinated against the flu.

Flu activity increases in October and most often peaks between December and February, but it can last as late as May.

AMA President Dr. Susan Bailey said it’s more important than ever to get the shot as the flu shares many similar symptoms to coronavirus and to preserve scarce health care resources during the pandemic.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has created an online tool to help patients find nearby places to get vaccinated.