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PermanenteDocs Chat on the ‘tripledemic’: RSV, the flu, and COVID


During the last 2 years, clinicians have had to approach the traditional flu season in untraditional ways because of COVID-19. This year is no different as people move out of the pandemic, questions remain among patients about whether to get vaccinated – either to protect against the flu or a booster to fight COVID-19 variants, or both. On top of that, the nation is seeing a rise of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), especially among children. On this PermanenteDocs Chat, host Alex McDonald, MD, welcomed back guest Matthew Daley, MD, to talk about how physicians can encourage vaccinations in the current environment.


  • Matthew Daley, MD, pediatrician with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Daley is also senior clinical investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Institute of Health Research in Colorado and a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which provides advice and guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of vaccines in the United States.

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