San Antonio ER doctor says get the flu shot as early as possible

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Doctor Ralph Riviello, chair of ER medicine at UT Health San Antonio (SBG San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - We're getting answers from physicians about the latest coronavirus developments.

Dr. Ralph Riviello, chairman of ER medicine at UT Health San Antonio, says while COVID-19 vaccine candidates remain in development, he does encourage everyone to get their flu shot as soon as possible.

Riviello says local health leaders are also closely monitoring COVID-19 cases now that small numbers of children are heading back to campus. City and health officials are hoping numbers stay low.

We also asked Riviello about the damage COVID-19 can do to the human body. He said health officials are seeing infected patients with damage to their lungs, inflammation to their heart and blood clot conditions.

You can watch Riviello's full interview above.