Dr. Theresa Birardi is the clinical director of Core Primary Care at ChristianaCare Primary Care at Claymont, located in Delaware. Dr. Birardi is a family medicine physician who has spoken to the news media about the importance of vaccinations. She also spends some administrative time with ChristianaCare’s Center for WorkLife Wellbeing each week. As a outpatient champion, she acts as a connector between outpatient caregivers and the Center.
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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: DO 2007
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Flu shots safeguard workforces from losses
Delaware Business Times online
It’s important to get the influenza vaccine every year, but Dr. Theresa Birardi, family physician with ChristianaCare Primary Care at Claymont pointed out, with COVID-19 circulating around, the flu shot could prevent serious complications of having the both viruses at the same time. “They both can become fairly significant respiratory illnesses with complications that require hospitalization. We don’t really know enough from a scientific perspective, about patients who had both at the same time,” Birardi told Delaware Business Times. “The flu vaccine will give you significant protection from having the flu and those complications.”