Hy-Vee doctor talks about importance of flu vaccine

(ABC 6 News) — HyVee’s Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Daniel Fick, said the flu could be worse this year than last year.

"In the middle of this warm weather, people tend not to think about influenza, but now is actually the best time to get it. You want to have your immunity before the virus peaks, which tends to be middle or late winter. Last year we did a lot of things do reduce the spread of Covid, which then dramatically decreased the spread of influenza. People were wearing masks, social distancing, we washed our hands and if we let up on those things this winter we can expect the influeza virus to come back with a vengeane," said Dr. Fick.

HyVee is one of many places currently offering the flu vaccine. Appointments are necessary.