Why should I get a flu shot?
Influenza, or “the flu”, is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.
Is there really a “flu season”?
Yes, there really is. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. So, an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others.
Who should get a flu shot?
While anyone can get sick with flu and become severely ill, some people are more likely to experience severe flu illness. Young children, adults aged 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions are among those groups of people who are at high risk of serious flu complications, possibly requiring hospitalization and sometimes resulting in death. For example, people with chronic lung disease are at higher risk of developing severe pneumonia.
Can I get a flu shot at ExperCare?
You sure can. Walk-ins are always welcome and there’s no appointments necessary. Plus, we’re in-Network with most major insurances. Our friendly staff will be happy to get you and your family vaccinated against this year’s flu strains. Come see us and stay healthy this winter.
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)