KMBC: As flu season nears, changes to vaccinations coming

September 6, 2018

The flu season is right around the corner and with last year's high-severity season, Saint Luke's Primary Care physician, Dr. Todd Fristo, MD, wants you to be prepared for this year. 

It is recommended that anyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. Even with last year's vaccine being 37% effective, doctors are still saying the best way to prevent getting the flu is getting the vaccine. 

"Last year was an isolated year. That is going to happen. But, if we hadn't received the influenza vaccination for as many people that did, who knows how much worse it may have been," said Dr. Fristo.

The new flu vaccine is supposed to help protect against the four strains of flu that are most likely to circulate this coming flu season. The nasal spray is back as an option but don't be surprised if your physician doesn't offer it to you. 

Find out why in KMBC's story, below.