Ronn Owens Report: It’s Flu Season: Why You Should Get Your Flu Shot

“Last year, it was estimated that there was about 80,000 people in the US who died because of the flu,”

-Dr. Richard Webby

With flu season ramping up, Ronn talked with Dr. Richard Webby, a member of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Infectious Diseases Department.
Some of his major points were:
  • GET THE FLU SHOT NOW if you haven’t already.
  • Yes, the wave this year is not expected to be as bad as last year, but that is no reason not to get it.
  • The idea that you are putting a live virus into your body when you take the shot is a myth.
  • The moment you feel you may be getting the flu, immediately get some OTC Medicine (like flu-aware) and see a doctor if it’s not helping.
Listen to the full report below.


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