New Ways to Defeat Fall Flu Earlier Than Ever

ABC News's Dr. Richard Besser says it's easier than ever to get vaccinated
1:32 | 09/11/13

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medical news. The latest on the flu. One in five americans get sick with the flu every year. Now, health experts say it is easier than ever to get vaccinated. Dr. Richard besser here with more. Rich, this doesn't kick in until the winter. But a lot of kids going back to school. That's right. Should we be concerned with this now? The peak won't be until the winter. You can see cases as early as october. I like to get the vaccine as soon as it's available. I got mine last friday. More than half of us, a startling number, fail to get vaccinated. This year, it's all about choices. For people who don't like needles, this is a nasal spray vaccine. It's good for people 2 to 50. If you don't have asthma and you're not pregnant. It's one spray. Whoa. And you're protected. It's simple. If you're someone who has an issue with needles but you can't get the nasal spray, this is a regular needle. This is a microneedle. It's tiny. You can't see it. It's injected in your skin and you won't feel that. There's no reason this year to say I won't get a shot. It's not just doctor's offices. I got mine at a pharmacy. And egg allergy sufferers. There's a new vaccine that's not grown in eggs. And for the elderly, there's a high-dose vaccine. In the past, that vaccine hasn't worked very well. We're ready is as flu season is coming. Great to have choices, rich.

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