Dr. David Curnel with patient

MOSES LAKE - Longtime Confluence Health Physician and Grant County Health District Board Member Dr. David Curnel says a flu shot is a form of defense against COVID-19.

Will it shield you from coronavirus? No, but Dr. Curnel says those who’ve had their flu immunizations will have less likely of a chance of contracting COVID-19 and if they get it, it will reduce the severity of symptoms.

Based on what’s been seen in the southern hemisphere, which has one month of spring left, Curnel says it proved to the medical community that flu vaccines did have an impact on COVID-19.

“It’s been shown to help,” Dr. Curnel told iFIBER ONE News.

Research published by the Scientific American Journal last month states that, “a flu vaccine against the influenza virus may also trigger the body to produce broad infection-fighting molecules that combat the pandemic-causing coronavirus.” 

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