Sharon's Published Work, Your Teen Magazine

2020 Flu Shots: Our Interview with CDC Director Robert Redfield

Yesterday, my youngest and I got our flu shots. It’s our yearly routine to do this at Target, because Target gives each of us a $5 gift certificate, and some free money to spend immediately takes the sting out of a shot for most kids. (My elder two were a little put out that they got theirs at their well checks and missed the annual shot-and-spend tradition).

The good news is that the pharmacist said that far more people are coming in for their flu shots this year. Actually, that’s great news–as you’ll see when you read what Dr. Redfield told me during our recent interview. Even young people need flu shots, as Dr. Redfield too well knows from his family’s own influenza tragedy.

Published in Your Teen magazine, September/October 2020