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A Southern Kentucky Physician Says Get a Flu Shot Now

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Southern Kentucky physician is concerned that fears surrounding the coronavirus will prevent some people from getting a flu vaccine this season.  Dr. William Moss, Director of Emergency Services with The Medical Center in  Bowling Green, said a flu shot this year is even more important to avoid what some are calling a "twindemic".

"Probably this year more than any year ever in the past, you should be getting a flu shot, simply to protect yourself from the influenza virus. You don't need to have any other illnesses that could compound the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19," Dr. Moss said. 

Dr. Moss said those with allergies to vaccines and with children under the age of six should consult their physicians for guidance on flu vaccines. The flu season in the United States begins in September and can run through March.

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