MMS Issues Q&A on Seasonal Flu

The Massachusetts Medical Society, adding its voice to those encouraging patients to get a flu shot, has issued a Q&A on Seasonal Flu to news publications across the state.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that this year’s flu season has arrived unusually early – the earliest arrival in almost a decade, in fact – and that the season could be more severe than those of previous years.

The Q&A, written for the patient population, covers such areas as complications from the flu, categories of those individuals who are most at risk, who should not be vaccinated, how the flu vaccine is given, and best preventive measures. It also lists websites to visit for more information, and the Flu Vaccine Finder, to help patients find locations offering flu shots. The Q&A may be read here.

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