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ST&T: Myths and Facts About Flu Vaccination

Virtual Science Tales & Trails, Oct 10, 2020
Dr. Neha Pathak

We know the flu vaccine saves lives, but there are still many things that can be confusing about vaccination. In this talk we will explore common myths and facts about the flu vaccine and answer common questions. What kinds of vaccines are available? Can a live vaccine give me the flu? When is the best time to get a flu vaccine? If I get the flu shot can I still get the flu? Can I get COVID and the flu at the same time?

Neha Pathak, MD, DipABLM, is board certified in both internal medicine and lifestyle medicine. She is on the medical team responsible for ensuring the accuracy of health information on WebMD and is co-founder of WebMD’s Sustainability Committee. She completed the VA Quality Scholar Fellowship Program, where she focused on quality improvement and implementation science training. She completed her certificate in climate change and health communication from Yale School of Public Health. Pathak sees patients at the Clarkston Community Health Center. She works with local communities dealing with the health impacts of environmental pollution as part of her work as a board member for the non-profit, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL). She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.

Updated on June 16, 2021
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