Health Experts Urge Flu Shots
National health experts are once again urging those that can, to get a flu shot.
Dr. Chastity Walker is a senior advisor for health equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She says after two record-low seasons, rates and cases of the flu are unseasonably high this year.
Walker says covid-19 measures, like mask wearing, limiting social gatherings, and physical distancing likely helped to keep numbers down before. She says, while not perfect, the flu vaccine does provide benefits.
Some groups are suffering more from serious complications. They include pregnant women, children under age 5, Black and Hispanic people, and those with underlying medical conditions. Walker cautions RSV and covid are also concerns this year.
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