Digital Dialogue: A discussion about flu season, vaccines

Updated: Feb. 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM EST
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As we’re in the middle of flu season, our Digital Dialogue on Thursday, Feb. 8 focused on getting a flu vaccine and what you should do if you think you have the flu.


Have you gotten your flu shot this year? Have a question about getting one or the flu season? Ask now during our Digital Dialogue as we're in peak flu season >>

Posted by NBC12 on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Doctors across the country are urging people with the flu to stay at home during the peak time of the season.

Our panel included:

  • Kristen Duncan, the clinical care coordinator with Bon Secours Short Pump Emergency Department. 
  • Dr. Jeffrey Mason, the medical director of St. Mary’s Hospital and Short Pump Emergency Department. 
  • Dr. Valeria Madrid Malo Bohorquez, who specializes in internal medicine at Southside Regional Medical Center.
  • Matthew Estes, pharamicist with Walgreens.

Our very own Jasmine Turner got her flu vaccine live during the discussion. She says this is her first flu vaccine “in a long time.”

You can also check out a Digital Dialogue from April 2018 where we discussed flu and allergies following one of the worst flu seasons in recent years.

Allergy season is here, but is flu season over?

In addition to asking questions on Facebook Live during Digital Dialogues, you can observe conversations on the NBC12 news app as well as our channels on Roku and Amazon Fire.

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