Preparing for Flu Season

Dr Bill Schaffner of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School tells why getting a flu vaccination is vital, from how deadly it can be to children to why it's important to prevent the disease from spreading to those around you, explains which forms of the vaccine are now available, such as the traditional vaccination and now the nasal spray, and which one suits which patients depending on age and health.  He also addresses other common ailments such as whooping cough, the "super bug" we sometimes hear about, and those pesky bedbugs.  Murfreesboro pediatrician Dr. Lee Bingham also explains who should NOT receive the vaccine, such as anyone with egg allergies or chronic illnesses, explains when you're most contagious, and gives tips to help you prevent exposure to the flu.

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