Doctor Shares Tips to Fight Flu
(The following is an excerpt from a story by WDAM’s Karrie Leggett-Brown.)
Now is the time to get your flu vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
It’s reporting more than 120 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed so far this season.
Locally, internal medicine physician of Comprehensive Care at Hattiesburg Clinic, Dr. Rebecca Lauderdale, said the number one step to fighting the flu is the vaccine.
“There are about 36,000 people who die of flu-related complications every year. That’s about the same number of the people who die in car accidents,” Lauderdale said.