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Let's Talk Why To Get A Flu Shot

Dec 11, 2018

Let's Talk New Mexico 12/13 8a: Doctors recommend getting a flu shot in the fall, but it’s not too late. A record 80,000 people died in 2017 from the flu and the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated every year. Do you get the flu shot? Does it seem like you get sick anyway? Is it hard to find time or a place? We’ll explore myths about the flu vaccine and its effectiveness. We want to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show.

Guests:

Dr. William Dehority - associate professor of pediatric and infectious diseases at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Dan Burke -infectious disease bureau chief for the New Mexico Department of Health 

Janet Riley - volunteer DJ at KUNM - Singing Wire 

Related:

CDC: Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines

Harvard Health Publishing: 10 flu myths

NORC at the University of Chicago: 41 Percent of Americans Do Not Intend to Get a Flu Shot this Season

AP: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

CDC: Flu Symptoms & Complications

Bustle: The Craziest Cures For The Flu In History