Flu Shot Myths with Dr. Kurtis Woolf
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Parker and Tim are joined by family medicine doctor Kurtis Woolf, MD. It's getting colder outside, which opens the door for cold and flu season. The flu shot is a common and effective way to prevent the spread of influenza but we often hear many myths surrounding it. Dr. Woolf debunks many common misconceptions about the flu shot and shares his thoughts on how to protect yourself this cold, flu, and RSV season.

Show notes:

1:00 Why Dr. Woolf doesn't wear a Halloween costume to work
2:00 Common flu shot misconception: Can you get the flu from the flu shot?
6:55 What causes arm pain after getting the shot?
7:15 Misconception: Avoiding the flu
8:33 Misconception: Cold weather and the flu
9:20 Misconception: Antibiotics and flu
11:00 The difference between influenza and a bad cold
11:50 Why influenza is dangerous
12:30 Flu shot success rate
14:30 How to avoid getting sick
16:45 The typical course a cold runs
18:00 RSV and children

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