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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Doctors prepare for flu season

It's that time of year: 1) Get flu shot 2) Cough into elbow 3) Use hand sanitizer Remember, you may get the flu and "pneumonia" vaccines at the same time with shots given at different sites (e.g. flu, right arm and pneumococcal vaccine, left arm). Would be nice to kick off a local flu awareness and vaccination campaign. I liked the call in flu bank hosted by #KBTX a couple of years ago which included the health department and docs from all the area hospitals.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD The influenza virus is fickle, making it impossible to predict what type of flu season to expect in any given year.Sometimes the different flu viruses represented in the vaccine will appear in mass in the community, while at other times the individual strains will crop up at different times.It’s a b…

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