Preparing for the Flu Season; Tracking Fall Foliage

Oct 4, 2016

The first case of the flu has already been reported in New Hampshire. We get the best estimate on this year's flu forecast, and the efficacy and duration of flu inoculations.  Then we pivot to another harbinger of the colder temperatures ahead: New Hampshire's always-impressive fall foliage.  We discuss the notion of "peak" foliage and how the season gives the Granite State it's sense of identity.


GUESTS:

On Flu:

  • Dr. Benjamin Chan, State epidemiologist for New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services, also an infections disease physician.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Clardy, Family Doctor with Concord Family Medicine.

On Foliage:

  • Dave Anderson, Director of Education with Forest Society and co-host of NHPR's Something Wild.

FLU:

The flu season is here already, and there are new guidelines for the type of vaccines to give children. Check the CDC website for more information. 

If you are curious about where to get a flu vaccination, use the HealthMap.org flu map to find a convenient location. 

FOLIAGE:

Check out this neat foliage tracker for the state to find out the best times, and places, to catch the changing leaves. 

Credit Ron Reiring on Flickr