BestMedicine: Flu Season



    Reno, NV -Each year, up to one-fifth of the U.S. population gets hit with the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related illnesses. Registered Nurse and quality manager for Hometown Health, Savannah Gonsalves, joins us to talk about flu season and how to protect yourself.

    Questions:

    * Thanks Savannah. First off, who should get the flu vaccine?

    * Two big things we hear every year – the flu vaccine isn’t effective and the shot can give you the flu. Are these true?

    * What else should I do to prevent catching the flu?

    * Where can someone get the flu shot?

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