Since our first live #MDLinkUp Twitter Chat went so well we decided to hold a second session on flu vaccines at @MDLinx on September 22, 2016. With the flu season quickly approaching, many patients have similar questions for their physicians. We wanted to address some of them by going straight to the medical community.
For those who aren’t aware, a Twitter Chat is a live, public Twitter conversation centered on one unique topic and a related hashtag. This hashtag allows users to follow the discussion and participate in the conversation. Using the #MDLinkUp hashtag we facilitated a conversation with our followers to tackle some basic questions about flu vaccines, taking into account the latest research and prevention methodologies. Take a look at some of our featured participant’s responses below!
T2: Would you recommend getting the nasal mist or the injection version of the
#FluVaccine? #MDLinkUp bit.ly/2cORYue
|@MDLinx injection only this year. #flu|
|Do you recommend that everyone gets the #flu vaccine? Do you prefer the nasal spray or injection version?|
|Yes. And latest data on nasal vaccine seems to show not as effective.|
|@MDLinx All those who do not have a contraindication yes. Prefer injection more efficacy.|
|@MDLinx yes I do. The nasal vaccine is no longer effective.|
T3: How long does the
#FluVaccine take to work? #MDLinkUp
| @MDLinx Soreness at injection site is common. Other adverse effects: cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/v…
T5: (This is a Q many people ask!) Is it possible to actually develop the
#flu from the vaccine? #MDLinkUp
|@MDLinx will not develop the flu from the flu shot. It’s an inactivated vaccine, won’t cause influenza infection.|
A huge thanks to all of our participants and their responses!
The next #MDLinkUp Twitter Chat will focus on The Opioid Addiction Epidemic and will take place on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00pm EST.
Hope to see you there!