The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Letter to the Editor

 

September 16, 2020



Importance of Vaccination for

Influenza 2020

By Dr. Ann Rudinger

(Editor’s note- Dr. Rudinger is the wife of Ed Blazek, Class of BSHS ’72)

With all the attention given to COVID-19, it is easy to overlook a basic health care step- the annual FLU SHOT.

I have heard many people express reluctance to get a shot, saying,

“It will give me the flu”, or “I got the flu after the last one”, or “Someone I know got very ill after getting it”.

I thought I would share a few basic flu shot facts.

-Every year, 20-50 MILLION people get the flu in this country.

-Every year, 30-50,000 p...



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