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Face your Fears: Brittany gets a flu shot on-air

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 15:35:44-04

Brittany faced her fear of needles today on the show and received a flu shot. Pharmacist Kim Compagni with Intermountain Healthcare administered the shot and explained why getting a flu shot is so important.

A few reasons you should get a flu shot:
a. Every flu season is different, and the flu can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.
b. During flu season, which is primarily early October through May, flu viruses circulate at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others.
c. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through the community. You are not only helping yourself to be healthy, you are also helping others.