Mile High Magazine 09/25/2022 Preparing for Flu Season

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Zonca, Family Medicine, New West Physicians, part of Optum The flu season is starting early this year and it expected to me worse this year.  They are expecting a worse system because people are not wearing mask and over the last couple years, people have not been getting the shot during COVID.  There are two types of the flu, A and B.  Majority of the cases last year were A.  There are a of similarities between the flu and COVID, cold like symptoms, runny nose, fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, stuff nose, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and/or diarrhea.  The flu will have a higher fever and quicker; COVID will be lower and slower.  September 1st the flu shot became available and it will take a few weeks before it starts to work.            

Published: Monday, September 26, 2022   |   Runtime: 14:58