Sunday Morning Magazine

Have I gotten my flu vaccine? If not, then when?

Dr. Carmen Kelling is a physician with PacMed here in the Puget Sound. She joins us to discuss something very current and critical–the flu vaccine. We’re hearing the promotions, the reminders, see the posted signs. Dr. Kelling provides us with the ‘why’ of getting the vaccine. Because CoVid exists, getting the vaccine for the seasonal flu should help us to not become sicker should we have a CoVid exposure. Children, youth, and adults with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases should seriously be planning for ‘the shot’. According to the CDC, the 2020-2021 flu shot can be administered to anyone, including those with egg allergies, as there are two vaccines licensed for use that are manufactured without the use of eggs or are considered egg-free – Flublok Quadrivalent and Flucelvax Quadrivalent.