NIAID Now | October 17, 2019
NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., gets a seasonal influenza vaccine every year. In a new video, he explains why getting the flu shot is so important for individual health and to prevent the spread of influenza virus. Each year, seasonal influenza sickens millions and causes thousands of hospitalizations and flu-related deaths. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. Dr. Fauci also shares other tips for avoiding the flu this winter, such as staying away from crowded areas and washing hands frequently.
Watch the video below: