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What to know about flu shots and COVID boosters as virus season begins

Flu shot area at a CVS Pharmacy
Erin Keever / WUNC
Flu shot area at a CVS Pharmacy

Respiratory virus season is upon us as we head into the cold-weather months in North Carolina. We speak with a local infectious disease expert about how to best protect yourself.

Due South co-host Jeff Tiberii checks in on what's expected this virus season, the efficacy of this season’s flu shot, and the updated COVID booster.


Dr. Cameron Wolfe, an infectious disease expert at Duke University School of Medicine and member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
Erin Keever is the Executive Producer of WUNC’s daily radio show, Due South. Erin comes to WUNC from Charlotte where she spent 16 years at WFAE serving in various roles from on-air announcer, researcher, web editor, to finally senior producer of “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.”