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January 2, 2020

The Flu: Nothing to Sneeze About!

By Advancing the Science contributor

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?

Dr. Binnicker at his desk, window in the background and shelf with books and personal items.
Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D.

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.

Priya Sampathkumar, M.D.

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.

Justin Kreuter, M.D.

The Flu: Nothing to Sneeze About! is the most recent in a series of podcasts hosted by Dr. Kreuter, discussing various topics related to lab medicine.

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