Flu shots still recommended in tandem with COVID-19 vaccinations

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WENATCHEE —This year’s influenza season is well underway, but it’s also the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s a safe and effective vaccine for both diseases, but the Washington Department of Health says childhood flu vaccinations are down this year, about 25 percent compared with 2020. Simon Mendoza, a medical provider with Columbia Valley Community Health, tells NCWLIFE that getting both vaccinations is the best idea for everyone.