Milford Regional Medical Center has launched a campaign called “Protect Our Home Team” to highlight the importance of getting the flu vaccine, especially with the emergence of COVID-19.
“As fall approaches, we face the dual challenge of flu season combined with our continued battle with COVID-19,” MRMC said in a statement. “This combination of serious illnesses threatens not only the health of our community, but threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system. Influenza and COVID-19 have similar symptoms. Getting a flu shot will help minimize the infection and spread of the flu, thereby lessening the pressure on our health system, healthcare workers and hospital capacity.”