Health Matters: Protecting against the flu

There’s significant flu spread throughout the state of Alabama, but you can take precautions to protect yourself and your family, said University Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Weida.

“When you get the flu it’s like a train hit you, and I could probably make that diagnosis when I see people walking into the office,” he said. “I think this year the flu vaccine is actually gonna be better than some previous years. They just showed that there’s a really good match with the influenza A strain with what’s in the flu vaccine, so I think it’s gonna be a pretty good protection.”

The problem, Weida said, is that you have to get a flu shot for it to work and many people don’t take that simple action.


Watch the full interview below.

For all your primary health care needs, visit University Medical Center, with locations in Tuscaloosa, Northport, Demopolis, Fayette, Carrollton and Livingston.


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