During the height of the pandemic, many doctors’ offices and healthcare facilities had postponed care that was not related to COVID-19 or was not an emergency.
While scientists are working on a vaccine for COVID-19, there is an annual vaccine for the flu—and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for everyone six months of age and older. Getting the flu shot is particularly important this year.
More than 1,000 cases of measles have been reported in 28 states this year so far.* While we haven’t yet had a case in Rhode Island, many nearby states have, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.
Dr. Gus Manocchia, Chief Medical Director at Blue Cross, explains why vaccines are safe—and how they can save your child's life.