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Doctor Stresses Importance Of Flu Shots As Flu Season Looms

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –  Dr. Kevin Wong the President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians joined Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News to discuss the importance of flu vaccines.

Colder weather means more time spent indoors crammed with others and that means more germs are passed between individuals.

Dr. Wong explained that “tens of millions” are afflicted with the flu each year and the only people who should not get the vaccine are the ones who have an “anaphylatic reaction to eggs.”

Dr. Wong added that as long as children are at least 6-months-old, they can also receive the shot.

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