BEND, OR -- During this week’s COVID-19 briefing to Deschutes County Commissioners the topic of flu shots came up. Public Health Director Nahad Sadr-Azodi says the shots are never 100-per cent effective but do help protect people from getting the flu. He says the effectiveness of the flu vaccine this year is about 40-to-60-per cent. Sadr-Azodi says everyone should consider a flu shot in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says people with seasonal flu could end up competing for limited medical resources at hospitals with people who have the virus.