Women In Government Podcast: Influenza Vaccination- Listen NOW!

Are you ready for this year’s flu season? Each year, three to five million cases of severe flu are reported worldwide. Depending on the virus, influenza associated deaths can range from 290,000 to over 650,000 people. Last year, the number of those infected with the flu in the United States skyrocketed to levels we haven't seen in more than a decade.

Is our country prepared for this year’s flu season? What is being done to protect our health in the medical and pharmaceutical communities? Are your state leaders on the front line and ready to battle the 2018 flu bug? And, what can you do to protect your family’s health?

Join Moderator and Alaska State Representative Geran Tarr, as we find out who is most at risk of contracting the flu and what is the most affective defense against the virus.

“If you’ve seen one flu season…you’ve seen one flu season.” That’s because, season influenza evolves constantly, is unpredictable, disruptive, and too often deadly.

Featured Guests:

Kansas State Senator, Dr. Barbara Bollier

Monica Mercer, MD, Director, Scientific and Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur

Elaine O’Hara, Chief Commercial Officer at Sanofi Pasteur

Additional Resources

CDC Influenza Resources

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season

National Institutes of Health- Foil the Flu