Everyone is being urged to get a flu vaccine as the winter approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bronson Healthcare says it’s important to get the flu shot every fall, but this year it’s all the more important. Bronson notes the flu and COVID share many symptoms and the only way to know which illness a patient has is to test them. Also, health officials want to keep hospital space open for COVID patients. Bronson notes the flu vaccine is readily available and safe. It can prevent the flu, and even if it doesn’t, it still can reduce the symptoms and make the illness shorter. Everyone is urged to contact their doctor.