Burning Questions: The Flu Vaccine - Do I Need It? Will It Make Me Sick?

It's February, and the flu is still very much a thing. Your children, your parents, your coworkers -maybe even you - have had it. But the tidal wave of illness is not over. For those of you wondering, "Should I get the flu vaccine?Why should I get it? Will it make me sick?"  - we've got answers in the form of Hippo Health's very own Dr. Ken Rooks. 

Ken is a Hippo Health doctor; meaning, if you call Hippo Health's telemedicine service, you may end up speaking with him. Ken is one of the founding team of physicians who, several years ago, looked at each other and thought, 'There has to be a better way for people to access health care beyond expensive, unnecessary trips to the emergency room or Urgent Care clinic'. And so, Hippo Health was born. In conjunction with his work at Hippo, Ken is also the Colorado Medical Director at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, served as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine from 2010-2012 and was the 2014 Good Samaritan Physician of the Year. Read more about Ken's background here.

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Kevin McGarvey