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SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — Solano County health officials confirmed the first case of flu and COVID-19 co-infection in the county on Thursday.
The resident who tested positive is under the age of 65.
Health officials have been warning the public of a “twindemic,” urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“With the likelihood of both COVID-19 and seasonal flu activity this winter, contracting either disease may weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to the other disease,” said Solano County Health Officer Dr. Bela T. Matyas. “Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever, and flu vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, your family, and the community from becoming seriously ill with the flu. Vaccination not only reduces the risk of catching the flu, it also reduces the chance that you’ll be hospitalized. In other words, the flu vaccine will provide some protection and reduce your chances of needing to be hospitalized if you do get sick.”
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