WRGB Channel 6: Flu Shots Urged as Cases Skyrocket

Ashleigh Holmes, ANP, has joined Capital District Internal Medicine in Albany, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. An adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, Holmes practices internal medicine. Her professional interests include health maintenance and prevention, palliative care, and geriatric medicine.

Ashleigh Holmes, ANP

St. Peter’s Health Partners nurse practitioner Ashleigh Holmes on Friday spoke to WRGB about this year’s particularly virulent flu season.

Holmes, of Capital District Internal Medicine, a practice of  St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, said the CDC is reporting widespread flu activity in 46 states, including New York.

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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