Welcome to the COVID-19 and flu information hub! The NKFM and REACH Vaccine Team is dedicated to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and flu. Below you will find resources shared from our funders, the Association of Immunization Managers, and other credible sources that share up-to-date information about the COVID and flu vaccines, as well as upcoming webinars in case you are interested in learning more. These resources are updated every Monday.
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COVID and Flu Updates and Resources
Vax Facts & FAQ
Where We Are at in Wayne County
As of March 16, Wayne County’s COVID Community Level is low.
Stay up-to-date on your vaccines, including boosters. Get tested if you have symptoms, and wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others.
COVID-19 and Flu Updates and Resources
Public Health Emergency Ending: Helpful Recourses to use when talking to the community:
- COVID Emergency Declarations Are Ending. What Happens to Migrant & Immigrant Health and Health Access? | Migrant Clinicians Network
- COVID-19 emergencies are ending (hs-sites.com)
For more information on COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccines page.
- Influenza activity remains low nationally but is still circulating; keep encouraging vaccination CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination for those not yet protected as long as influenza is circulating. CDC posted a spotlight on influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) this season. Multiple estimates show that this season, the influenza vaccine provides substantial protection against illness and hospitalization to children and adults.
- How effective is the flu vaccine? Flu vaccines can reduce the chances of getting sick with the flu by up to 60%. Even if you still get sick, people who are vaccinated have less severe flu symptoms and are less likely to be hospitalized or die from flu-related complications.
- As Spring Blooms, The Flu Threat Still Looms. After a long winter and one of the worst flu seasons we’ve seen in several years, many of us are ready for spring. College kids are heading to Spring Break. Families will be gathering for holidays like Easter and Passover. Warmer temperatures mean heading outside for kid and adult sporting events and other gatherings. But when the weather warms and days get longer, that doesn’t mean the risk of contracting a respiratory virus goes away. We typically have seen surges in flu cases occur in the spring, so if you or someone you love has not received your flu shot, there’s still time to get one.
For more information on the flu, visit the About the Flu and Flu Vaccine page.
- Tuesday, March 21 at 2 pm ET: Hot Topics with the SMEs
- Case Updates
- In the News
- Combatting Misinformation/Messaging Tips
- Wednesday, March 22 at 2 pm ET: REACHing for Health Equity: Kidney Disease and Vaccines Webinar|Register Here
Vax Facts & FAQs
For More Information
For more information on the REACH project or to become a vaccine trusted messenger, please email REACH@nkfm.org.
Check out what REACH as been up to lately in the REACH Winter 2023 Community Newsletter.