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ABC News' Chief Health & Medical Editor

My name is Richard Besser, ABC News Chief Health & Medical Editor, Pediatrician, Braves fan

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  • Am I really at risk for a flu?

    I never got vaccinated and know a few friends who are in the same boat as me. Should I be worried?

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    Flu season is an annual event. When it will start and how severe it will be is hard to predict. Vaccination is recommended for almost everyone. The good news is that flu vaccine is already available in many parts of the country. We have started vaccinating in my clinic and I plan on getting mine soon. Although we all wish the vaccine was more effective, most years it will substantially reduce your chances of getting the flu. Here is a link to an excellent FAQ sheet from the CDC on this year's flu season: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2015-2016.htm

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    Cool, thank you for sharing the link!