I’ve been reading that it’s a pretty bad flu season this year, and I’m starting to get worried about getting sick. I haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, but I think it might be too late. Is it still worthwhile to get the vaccine? Is this year’s vaccine effective?
‘Everybody should get a flu shot,’ says UCLA Health co-chief infection prevention officer Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice
The phrase became popular after COVID-19 vaccines became available, but it’s not accurate, says UCLA Health infectious diseases specialist Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice
Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month
People have been spending more time outside of their homes, raising their risk of catching the flu and passing it on to others
UCLA Health pediatrician Carlos Lerner discusses COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots
Each vaccine uses different mechanisms to prime the body’s immune response