Health equity and people of color, especially the black community, have been placed in the spotlight for many reasons recently, but even more now in regards to the COVID-19 vaccines that are being offered to us here in the United States. The U.S. health care system has historically failed the black community and communities of color. This is a major source of medical mistrust, which can be attributed by many to the Tuskegee syphilis study.
The flu vaccine is more important than ever in 2020.
We recommend getting your flu vaccine every year and 2020 is no different, but we are stressing it even more because of the similarities between the flu and COVID-19. We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about getting a flu shot.
The booster meningococcal meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) is a requirement for teens who are either 17 years old or who are entering their senior year of high school (12th grade) effective as of August 1st, 2020. The booster requirement protects against four types of bacteria, which are A, C, W, and Y.