Flu Shook Me All Night Long

On this episode of the pod, we cover a very timely and important topic-- influenza (aka the flu) and the flu vaccine. Yes – we know we tackled this a couple of years ago, but with some concerning data from the Southern Hemisphere and early data from the Northern Hemisphere on the 2022 flu season, we figured it was worth revisiting. We present the latest population health statistics and trends, as well as predictions for this flu season. We give a refresher on influenza viruses and why they mutate faster than other viruses. We discuss flu shots and who should get them, and why it's important to get an annual flu shot (especially this year!) even if you're healthy and have never had the flu before. We of course address some common flu vaccine myths and misconceptions. You can find a flu vaccine by visiting vaccines.gov and entering your zip code. Tune in to learn more about the flu and flu vaccines (and schedule your shot today)! A note on this episode: Unbiased Science is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by producing and delivering educational content that builds health and scientific literacy. We have received funding from Seqirus, one of the world's largest influenza vaccine companies with a unique singular focus on influenza (the flu) to develop and disseminate evidence-based content related to the flu and flu vaccines. This campaign is entirely educational, not promotional. Unbiased Science is in total control of the development of content. Check us out on Substack and Instagram: www.theunbiasedscipod.substack.com https://www.instagram.com/unbiasedscipod PLEASE NOTE: The discussion and information provided in this podcast are for general educational, scientific, and informational purposes only and are not intended as, and should not be treated as, medical or other professional advice for any particular individual or individuals. Every person and medical issue is different, and diagnosis and treatment requires consideration of specific facts often unique to the individual. As such, the information contained in this podcast should not be used as a substitute for consultation with and/or treatment by a doctor or other medical professional. If you are experiencing any medical issue or have any medical concern, you should consult with a doctor or other medical professional. Further, due to the inherent limitations of a podcast such as this as well as ongoing scientific developments, we do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information or analysis provided in this podcast, although, of course we always endeavor to provide comprehensive information and analysis. In no event may Unbiased Science or any of the participants in this podcast be held liable to the listener or anyone else for any decision allegedly made or action allegedly taken or not taken allegedly in reliance on the discussion or information in this podcast or for any damages allegedly resulting from such reliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Dr. Jessica Steier, a public-health expert, and Dr. Andrea Love, an immunology expert, are the hosts of Unbiased Science, a podcast devoted to objective, critical appraisal of available evidence on health-related topics relevant to listeners’ daily lives. Follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/unbiasedscipod