Now Is the Time to Get Vaccinated
Find out the Cold Hard Facts About Flu Shots
School has started, the weather is getting cooler and fall is almost here. But the change of season doesn’t just bring apples, it’s also brings the flu, a serious disease that can lead to hospitalizations and sometimes even death. Influenza is already hitting the U.K and Australia very hard and experts are bracing for one of their worst flu seasons ever.
Doctors in the U.S. are urging people to get flu shots before the end of October. The CDC estimates that one in five people in the U.S. will be infected by the flu virus this year, and recommends that most healthy Americans, six months or older, get vaccinated soon. Since it takes two weeks for your body to develop its full defense against the flu, waiting until there is an outbreak is too late.
Never get sick? Afraid the flu shot will give you the flu? Think you have to wait until your next doctor’s visit to get your shot? Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a nationally-renowned health expert, has heard all the excuses for not getting a flu shot and on Wednesday, October 11, she will de-bunk some common flu myths, discuss why flu vaccinations are important to your overall health and explain why your neighborhood pharmacist is a great resource to help protect you and your family this flu season.
About the Talent: Dr. Jennifer Caudle is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Associate Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a regular on-air health expert for local and national news networks. She has appeared on CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, FOX News, CBS Philly 3 News, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, PBS and many others. Her health articles have been published in The Daily Beast, CNN.com, DoctorOz.com, abcNEWS.com and she has been quoted by USA Today, Huff Post, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, Yahoo and many other media outlets. In 1999, Dr. Caudle earned the title of Miss Iowa and competed in the 1999 Miss America Pageant. Her website is: http://www.jennifercaudle.com/
This interview is sponsored by Rite Aid.