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SouthCoast Health physician, Dr. Ben Watson Speaks to WJCL on the Importance of Getting Your Flu Shot

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Recently, SouthCoast Health internal medicine physician, Dr. Ben Watson appeared on WJCL to remind the community of the importance of getting your annual flu shot before this upcoming flu season is in full force.

While there is an ongoing push to get people vaccinated against COVID-19, Dr. Watson urges that you do not forget about the flu vaccine too. He reported that last year's flu season was fairly mild due to many still wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and frequently handwashing. However, as the community is becoming more relaxed with these COVID-19 protocols, this year's flu season could be worse than last year's, which is a very important reminder to your flu shot.

See Dr. Watson's full interview here.


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