Protecting Against Winter Respiratory Viruses: Bill Morice, M.D., Ph.D.

Answers from the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, to discuss current respiratory virus activity and the importance of staying up-to-date on preventive vaccines.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • The current outlook on COVID-19 cases and the importance of remaining vigilant with prevention efforts.
  • The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), pneumococcal, influenza, and shingles vaccines, and which groups of people should consider receiving them.
  • Diagnostic tools and at-home testing options for respiratory viruses.

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Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.