Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.
Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.

It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate!...

It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate!

Flu season is upon us! We’re well into it now, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The best way to avoid the flu, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine! The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly. Up to 26 million medical visits each season are because of the flu, and around 45 million people get sick with the flu every year! 

This year’s flu season can prove to be potentially dangerous, especially for those with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough   
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Possible nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

The flu shot will not give you the flu, though some people can have minor reactions to it. Studies by the CDC show the flu vaccine reduces the risk of getting sick with the flu from 40-60%. Yearly flu shots cover the four most prevalent strains of the flu that are going around, so you can still potentially get the flu even if you get the shot. The flu shot, though, will help lessen the symptoms of the virus, making it easier to recover from. Young children, the elderly, and people with chronic conditions should get the flu shot as the flu can be potentially dangerous for them.      

It’s not too late to vaccinate! Come get your flu shot at HealthCARE Express today! A flu shot is only $35 for cash-pay patients and is free with Medicare and most insurance.