By Danny Shapiro |KTAR
The Arizona Department of Health Services rolled out a flu shot campaign Friday in hopes of upping vaccinations and lowering the risk of strain on hospital systems as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
The “Roll Up Your Sleeve” campaign encourages people — especially health care workers, families with young children, college students and vulnerable adults — to get the flu shot as soon as possible.
Flu season typically hits its peak between January and March, but state leaders have put an extra emphasis on the vaccination because of COVID-19’s ongoing impact.
Also, flu season hit Arizona harder and earlier than usual last year.