Flu-Free Quad Cities Helped Reduce Quad Cities Flu Activity During COVID-19 Outbreak

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the preventive measures recommended to slow spread of the virus had at least one unexpected result. Seasonal influenza cases disappeared in the United States. The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities effort will be back this fall to hopefully continue the steep decrease of flu diagnoses in the region. Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities provides free seasonal influenza vaccinations in elementary schools throughout the region. Since the start of Flu-Free Quad Cities as a pilot project in 2003, more than 100,000 vaccinations have been provided at no cost to families. “Health experts... Read More