Go get your Covid booster and flu shot ahead of definitely worst flu season ever, okay?


Health officials urge flu vaccination, COVID-19 booster ahead of potentially more severe flu season

WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — With the temperatures dropping, health officials are warning of a potentially more severe flu season compared to past years.

“Each year, scientists look at the circulating strains in the Southern Hemisphere and try to predict what strains are going to be in the Northern Hemisphere,” said Dr. Lawrence Livornese, Chairman of Medicine at Main Line Health. “Sometimes they get it right, other times not so much.”

In the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is experiencing its worst flu season in at least five years, a possible foreshadowing of what’s to come in the US. The flu season virtually disappeared in the last two years due to COVID shutdowns, masking and social distancing. But now, things are back to normal.

Doctors are encouraging the flu shot to decrease your chances of severe disease and urging everyone to get the COVID-19 booster shot, which targets the omicron variant.

“We may see a milder COVID season this year than compared to last year but it’s very possible a new mutation may appear and things may change in ways that we don’t really expect right now,” said Livornese.

Doctors highly recommend getting the flu shot between now and the end of October to be most protected. They say you can get both the flu shot and the COVID booster at the same time.


7 thoughts on “Go get your Covid booster and flu shot ahead of definitely worst flu season ever, okay?”

    1. ….Regarding your grits: do you prefer regular, creamy or al dente?

      Vinny Gambini: Oh, oh, oh, I’m sorry. You testified earlier that the boys went into the store, and you had just begun to make breakfast. You were just ready to eat, and you heard a gunshot. That’s right, I’m sorry. So, obviously, it takes you five minutes to make breakfast.

      Mr. Tipton: That’s right.

      Vinny Gambini: Right, so you knew that. Uh, do you remember what you had?

      Mr. Tipton: Eggs and grits.

      Vinny Gambini: Eggs and grits. I like grits, too. How do you cook your grits? Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente?

      Mr. Tipton: Just regular, I guess.

      Vinny Gambini: Regular. Instant grits?

      Mr. Tipton: No self-respectin’ Southerner uses instant grits. I take pride in my grits.

      Vinny Gambini: So, Mr. Tipton, how could it take you five minutes to cook your grits, when it takes the entire grit-eating world twenty minutes?

      Mr. Tipton: [a bit panicky] I don’t know. I’m a fast cook, I guess.

      Vinny Gambini: I’m sorry, I was all the way over here. I couldn’t hear you. Did you say you were a fast cook? That’s it?

      [Mr. Tipton nods in embarrassment]

      Vinny Gambini: Are we to believe that boiling water soaks into a grit faster in your kitchen than on any place on the face of the earth?

      Mr. Tipton: I don’t know.

      Vinny Gambini: Well, perhaps the laws of physics cease to exist on your stove. Were these magic grits? I mean, did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?

      1. We’ll, since my maiden name is Ponzi, I go for a creamier polenta like grits, and ironically, I don’t have a cousin Vinny but I do have a brother Vinnie ( as well as a scheme or two 😏)

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