Should I get a flu shot this year? | Ask CIDD

Should I get a flu shot this year? | Ask CIDD

Getting your annual flu shot is always a good idea, but the threat of COVID-19 makes it a more pressing obligation than usual. In this video, Penn State disease expert Dr. Nita Bharti explains how more people with immunity to the flu means fewer patients taking up medical resources during a pandemic and fewer chances for dangerous co-infections. Studies referenced in this episode: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmv.26260 To see more coronavirus questions answered by experts at the CIDD, submit a question of your own, or learn how you can do your part to #flattenthecurve, visit http://askcidd.psu.edu