MECHANICSBURG – Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection Ray Barishansky joined public health officials from UPMC West Shore to urge residents to get their flu vaccine at the start of flu season as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This year, both the flu shot and nasal spray are available and recommended for everyone six months of age and older to protect against the flu. The flu vaccine can often diminish the severity of symptoms a person might experience should they come down with the flu.

DR. DENISE JOHNSON

RAY BARISHANSKY