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Flu Vacccine

Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

State health officials say Coronavirus and influenza could prove a deadly combination this winter. 

Get set for 2020's mega-campaign against the flu amid the COVID-19 pandemic: immunization drives in the parking lots of churches and supermarkets, curbside inoculations outside doctors' offices, socially distanced vaccine appointments held indoors, with breaks in between for disinfecting.

These are just some of the ways heath providers say they will give tens of millions of flu shots this fall — arguably the most important U.S. effort to prevent influenza's spread among Americans in a century.

If you live in the U.S., your risk of contracting the new strain of coronavirus identified in China is exceedingly low.

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Public health leaders say the flu has hit the Buckeye State hard.

Health officials are warning that the United States may have an unusually harsh flu season this year.

But they stress that flu seasons are notoriously difficult to predict, and it's far too early to know for sure what may happen.

Ohio Public Radio

A new bill at the statehouse would make it illegal for companies, especially those in the health care industry, to require their employees to get annual flu shots. 

Ohio Department of Health

Columbus Public Health says over the last two weeks, hospitalizations from the flu have risen to the highest level recorded this season.