Medical professionals say it is not too late to vaccinate, even if you
have had the flu this year.
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is hosting a Flu Clinic, Monday, Feb. 24.
Registered nurses Alida Merritt and Gail Simpson shared the importance
“There are multiple entities trying to ensure that people in the
community have the right information to make informed decisions about
immunizations,” Merritt said. “Unfortunately, there is misinformation
about immunizations that despite retractions about those theories and
statements, despite an abundance of evidence people still believe that
She said there is a younger generation that has not been immunized and
medical caregivers are starting to see a resurgence of the diseases that
the medical community in the United States thought it had eliminated.
Measles is one example.
Merritt said sharing information from reliable evidence-based resources is key.
“As professionals, we need to share our personal investment in immunization
and how it protects us, our patients and community,” she said.
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