Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease, caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. CDC estimates that about 8% of the U.S. population gets sick from flu each season, with a range of between 3% and 11%, depending on the season. Complicating the issue is that many of the symptoms of influenza are like COVID-19 and can remain asymptomatic for a while. To mitigate this deadly confluence, BAPS Charities launched an immunization campaign, while maintaining public safety and the use of PPE, and strict social distancing policy.
BAPS Charities organized a Flu Vaccine drive was organized in Long Island, NY on November 13, 2021, benefiting 90 participants.