Infectious Disease

Doctor on Call: Flu Vaccine Questions and Myths

It’s flu season. That statement conjures many questions and even a few myths surrounding the illness and the vaccination. Among those questions: What exactly is the flu? Who is at greatest risk? Who should get a vaccination? Can I get sick from the vaccination and why doesn’t last year’s still work, anyway?

In this segment of TriHealth’s Doctor on Call, Irina Gagua, MD, an internal medicine specialist with TriHealth, answers each of these questions and more to help you prepare yourself and your family stay healthy this flu season.

Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.

Where to Get Your Flu Shot

To get your flu shot or if you are in need of care because you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or check in online to reserve your spot at a TriHealth Priority Care location or visit Oxford Urgent Care.

 

Tags Infectious Disease , TriHealth On Call

Last Updated: October 08, 2019