As respiratory virus season looms, we have more vaccines than ever before

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With traditional flu season bearing down fast, and Covid-19 on the rise, the upcoming fall and winter might be better characterized as a triple-viral threat: Covid, flu and RSV.

This is also the first year we've ever had vaccines available for all three respiratory viruses.

Public health experts say the threat to the public at large — and the hospital system — must be taken seriously; but we also have more anti-viral-tools than ever before.

Today, WBUR Senior Health Reporter Priyanka Dayal McCluskey joins The Common to talk about what's ahead for public health in Massachusetts.

Darryl C. Murphy Host
Darryl C. Murphy is the host of WBUR's daily news and culture podcast, "The Common."


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Wilder Fleming produces radio and podcasts for WBUR.



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