Brandon Webb, MD


Brandon Webb, MD, is an infectious disease physician at Intermountain Medical Center. 

Five Common Flu Shot Myths That Are Not True

By Brandon Webb, MD

The flu is one of the most common infections in the United State and contributes to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 17 million workdays lost each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccination is the single best way to prevent the flu — but many people still have lingering doubts about the effectiveness and importance of getting an annual flu shot. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most important things we can do to help prevent the spread of this potentially life-threatening disease.

Here are five common myths about the flu vaccine:

Germiest Places in Your Home Might Surprise You: Learn How to Protect Your Family

By Brandon Webb, MD

Fall is coming, and that means kids are moving indoors and back to school, leaving many parents wondering what is the best way to keep clean and avoid illness.  I wanted to walk you through germ colonization in the home, and what I share might surprise you.

Learn the Facts about the Ebola virus

By Brandon Webb, MD

News media around the world are talking about Ebola exposure and transmission of the disease from person to person. While this disease is very serious and has a high mortality rate, not all of the information being reported about how the Ebola virus is spread is correct. Knowing the facts is important to understand issues regarding the current outbreak, and focus attention on good hygiene practices that offer help prevent the spread of all germs, foreign and domestic alike.