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UGA Professor on Flu Vaccines and Flu Season


Georgia is already seeing cases of the flu this season and state health professionals are urging residents to get their flu vaccines earlier this year. Dr. Ashley Hannings in a Professor in UGA’s School of Pharmacy. She says there are indications this year’s flu season could be severe.

Hannings says people often can often be unaware of just how serious contracting influenza infection can be.

During our interview Dr. Hannings also inoculated my colleague Martin Mathney and I with this year’s vaccine. She also provided flu shots for producers Robin Whetstone and Isabela Weiss.

You can hear more from Ashley Hannings on Athens News Matters.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!