OhioHealth Doctor Urges People to Get a Flu Shot

Posted on October 2, 2020

This year, getting an annual influenza vaccination is more important than ever.


There are many reasons for getting a flu shot, and chief among them is that both the flu and COVID-19 are contagious respiratory illnesses that present similar symptoms.


OhioHealth Dr. Joseph Gastaldo, who specializes in infectious diseases, said that influenza vaccinations are FDA approved for anybody 6 months or older.  He encouraged everyone to get one.


Once a person has had a flu shot, it takes up to two weeks to reach peak effectiveness.


For the complete discussion with Dr. Gastaldo, tune in Public Eye Saturday morning at 7:30 and Sunday at noon on WKTN.

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