UC Health Physicians Offer Tips for Beating the Flu

Left to Right: Dr. Coe and Dr. Kaufman

“Flu shots are just starting to roll out now, but we are expecting to see cases of influenza in the coming weeks,” says Chad Coe, MD, UC Health primary care physician. “Flu season starts in late September and continues through April.”

Most individuals, especially patients with chronic health or respiratory conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure or asthma, will benefit from a flu shot. However, children younger than six months cannot receive flu shots and individuals with severe, life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine should avoid it.

“The risks associated with getting the flu vaccine is exceedingly low compared to its benefit,” says Kyle Kaufman, MD, a UC Health primary care physician. “You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine.”

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