So here we are, well into the 2019-2020 flu season. Have you had your flu shot? If you haven't, do you know whether that was the safest choice for you and those you care about?
In a new podcast from the Bow Tie Bandit and Mayo Clinic Laboratories, learn important facts about influenza, such as why should we get vaccinated every year, when it's time to go see your doctor, and common misconceptions regarding the flu shot.
Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., a clinical microbiologist, and Priya Sampathkumar, M.D., an infectious disease specialist, both from Mayo Clinic, sit down with Justin Kreuter, M.D., (aka the Bowtie Bandit), to explain influenza and how it differs from other respiratory infections. And if you listen closely, you might hear a prediction of a future without a flu shot.
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