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Lt Governor Rutherford says get your flu shot

September 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

After two seasons of historically low flu numbers, experts predict a severe 2022-2023 flu season. Flu activity was unusually low throughout the COVID pandemic likely due to mitigation measures such as face masks, staying home, hand washing, physical distancing, and more. The loosening of COVID-19 precautions is one factor in the prediction of a more severe upcoming flu season. This is the first winter where COVID-19 restrictions have been almost completely lifted across the country. Additionally, many people haven’t been exposed to the flu in the past few years, which raises its risk. Maryland Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford says while the emphasis most recently has been on getting the latest booster shot for COVID, it is also vitally important to get your flu shot…