Flu Vaccine
Nebraskans are at risk for both seasonal flu and COVID-19 this season. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. Photo courtesy of Lauren Bishop/CDC.

Experts are warning we could see a resurgence in the flu this winter. The CDC reports relaxed COVID-19 measures such as lapsing mask mandates may result in an increase in flu in the 2021–2022 flu season.

This is bad news as Nebraska is still averaging more than 600 COVID-19 cases each day, potentially leading to a “twindemic.” The CDC says a twindemic could emerge as people get sick from the flu and COVID at the same time.