St. Peter’s Health Partners nurse practitioner Ashleigh Holmes on Friday spoke to WRGB about this year’s particularly virulent flu season.
From the story:
We’re actually seeing a lot in this office, I’ve seen it quite a few times with really high fevers and people just feeling bad, not being able to get out of bed.”
She says this flu season is more severe than years past, in part because of the vaccine.
“Each year they kind of predict what the flu virus will be like so each flu vaccine is actually a prediction and this year it wasn’t quite a good prediction.”
Though Holmes still recommends getting the shot every year.
“Because it can actually reduce the severity of symptoms.”
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