HMC: Get flu shot to help avoid ‘twindemic’

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Health officials annually urge the public to get flu shots – Wyatt Alexander, then 6 months old, received one in October 2018 at Hilo Medical Center from licensed practical nurse Marco Roldan while being held by mom Sylvia Soram – but they say it’s even more important to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jon Martell, Hilo Medical Center’s chief medical officer, said the two viruses have “overlapping symptoms,” which can cause confusion for people

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the country prepares to enter flu season, local health care providers are urging people to get their flu shots early.