Last week, the CDC reported on a record-breaking estimated 900,000 flu hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in the U.S. last flu season.
My guest today, makes the case in Self magazine recently that while the flu shot is not 100 percent effective, you still need it.
Joining me now is the author of the piece, Tara Smith PhD. Dr Smith is an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor at the Kent State University College of Public Health.
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