Flu Information for Adolescents
Dr. Dawn Mattern, a Physician at Trinity Health, talks about ways to reduce the risk of kids getting the flu.
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This is KNOWTIFY.
My name is Dawn Mattern, a physician with Trinity Health. I’m a sports medicine doctor.
You don’t need a reason to miss a week of practice or a week of your season or a week of school. Flu season has always been on my radar for trying to keep kids healthy and exercise and healthy eating, getting good sleep at night, managing stress, all these good things that make us healthy from the foundation.
Can I, by use of immunization, prevent any of this? When flu gets on a basketball team, it gets the whole basketball team. If we can prevent one case, we can potentially prevent dozens. The flu shot is imperative. We know that it’s not a hundred percent, but it’s helping us reduce that risk of getting the flu, a severe case, and hospitalized.
If you are not feeling well, if you feel ill to be able to say, “I don’t need to go to school.” So let’s keep us all healthy. Keep everybody doing well.