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Flu Season: Who Needs a Flu Shot, and How Does It Work?

Dr. Jasmeet Singh Bhogal, MD, MBA, Regional Medical Director, MedStar Health Urgent Care November 22, 2019

Cold weather is upon us—and, unfortunately, so is flu season. The flu, which is most common in the fall and…

Why You Can Still Get the Flu—Even if You Got a Flu Shot

Dr. Jesus Gonzalez, MD, MedStar Medical Group Internal Medicine February 07, 2020

Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against the wrath of the flu. But many people…

How COVID-19 compares to the flu.

Glenn Wortmann, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the MedStar Institute of Quality and Safety March 26, 2020

Just as flu season comes to an end in the United States, the Novel Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) shows…

Why it’s critical to get a flu shot during the pandemic.

Dr. Howard Bassel, Urgent Care and Family Medicine Physician, MedStar Health, Dr. Richard Kennedy, Internal Medicine Physician, MedStar Health October 14, 2020

While COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms, there is one distinct difference—we have an effective vaccine to lower your…