WVU Medicine Health Report: Flu shots

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The flu is not a benign infection. It killed around 85,000 people in the U.S. last year – and people who are otherwise healthy can be killed by the flu, not just people who already have reduced immunity.

A flu shot is absolutely vital to protecting yourself, your family, and your community. Kathryn Moffett, MD, of the WVU Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses some of the facts and myths about flu shots.