Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Health Corner: Six FAQ's about the flu vaccine

University of Kansas Hospital

KANSAS CITY,  KAN.— Influenza is a serious illness that makes even healthy people very sick.  The flu can be deadly to people with compromised immune systems, the very young and seniors.

The CDC reports that in the past 31 influenza seasons, the death toll in the U.S. has ranged from a low of 3,000 people to a high of 49,000 people. 

Chief Medical Officer at The University of Kansas Hospital Lee Norman answers six frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine including how you getting a shot helps to protect the general public.