Morning Checkup: flu prevention

Morning Checkup: flu prevention

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Get your flu shot and wash your hands often -- flu season is soon upon us.

Samaritan Medical Center’s Hailey Peterson, DO, and Karen Abare talked about flu prevention on the hospital’s Morning Checkup segment on 7 News This Morning.

Watch the video for their interview.

You should especially get vaccinated if you'll be around the very young or the very old. Those groups are the most at risk from the flu.

And if you have the flu, stay home and keep your kids home if they have it.

Across the country, 80,000 people died from the flu last year.

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