Local experts recommend flu vaccine as season begins

Local experts recommend flu vaccine as season begins

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans in the U.S. catches the flu, while more than 200,00 are hospitalized from related problems.

Local experts stress it’s never good to assume what you have is a cold.. when it could.. be worse.

Experts say aches and pains you may be feeling are typical of flu symptoms.

At least 145 children died from the flu this past flu season. But, that actual number is probably much higher since many flu deaths are not reported.

Despite many people claiming to be against flu shots as they are often not the strain that’s going around, doctors recommend the shots are in your best interest.


News 11’s Max Tarlton will have a full report in today’s Healthline 11 Report on KYMA’s Evening Edition at 6 p.m.

About The Author

Max Tarlton is an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist currently reporting and producing for KYMA News 11. Max comes to Yuma from Chicago where he worked as a news writer for WGN News. He’s also a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Max is excited to be a part of the KYMA team. Catch him in action on “Sunrise” every morning at 6 a.m. If you have a story idea, don’t hesitate to reach out: max.tarlton@kecytv.com or on twitter: @MaxTarlton

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