Flu Outbreaks and the Flu Shot

Not only are we in the midst of flu season, but this year’s strain is particularly bad. There are outbreaks hitting across the US (see PBS Newshour, More Than 40 States See Widespread Flu Infection, from January 9th).

There are many myths floating around that the flu vaccine is not really necessary, but these myths are just not true. The flu can be very serious especially for children and older adults. Here’s a short video from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health talking about some of the myths.

Beyond the Research: Debunking Myths about the Flu Vaccine

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