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Get Your Flu Shot: Surviving Flu Season During The Pandemic

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Experts are encouraging Iowans to get their flu shots ahead of flu season.

What could flu season look like in the midst of a pandemic?

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by the director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Disease at the University of Iowa, Christine Petersen, for a look at the upcoming flu season. Petersen emphasizes the importance of getting a flu vaccine and continuing social distancing and mask-wearing practices.

Also on the program, a look at the latest higher education news from across the state, plans to send students back to classrooms in Des Moines and a statewide fall foliage preview.

Guests:
Natalie Krebs, health reporter, Iowa Public Radio
Grant Gerlock, Central Iowa reporter, Iowa Public Radio
Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, University of Iowa
Vanessa Miller, higher education reporter, The Gazette
Jeff Goerndt, state forester, Iowa Department of Natural Resource
Tony Dehner, Studio One host, Iowa Public Radio

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa