The flu vaccine offers your best defense against the flu. It’s that simple. Yes, we know you have a friend who swears that it makes him or her sick. This is false. The flu vaccine does not cause the flu. What it does do, is significantly lower your chance of getting sidelined by the flu this season. It will also dramatically lessen your symptoms if you do in fact contract the flu. Need more facts before you are convinced? Check out our blog.
Flu activity generally begins in October and runs into the spring months. The earlier you get vaccinated the better, because it takes two weeks to build up your immunity, and before you know it there will be people sniffling and sneezing during your entire commute on the “L” train.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone age six months and older, unless you are allergic. It is especially important for high-risk individuals, which include infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly, as well as those with underlying health conditions. In the 2018-2019 flu season, there were approximately 550,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths from flu viruses.
We have flu shots available, so contact us to schedule your appointment today. Vaccines are just $30 and insurance is accepted.