Flu shots are still available, with the flu season running from fall to early spring it’s not too late to get one. Make sure you don’t miss out on the holidays and other activities during the season due to being stuck at home with the flu.
The flu shot helps fight against catching the Flu. The shot helps the immune system create antibodies which fight off the virus. After receiving the shot it takes approximately two weeks for your body to fully produce all of the necessary antibodies. Which why it is important to get the shot as soon as possible.
Who is at a high risk for catching the Flu?
- Pregnant women
- Children between the age of 6 months and 5 years old
- Individuals 18 and younger that receive aspirin therapy
- Individuals over the age of 50
- Individuals who have a BMI of 40 or higher
- Individuals living or working in a nursing home or chronic care facility
- Any caregivers of the above individuals
Other individuals that are more prone to catching the Flu:
- Day Care employees
- Hospital employees
- Emergency response personnel
- Individuals in the household of people that work in these professions
Although you may not be at a high risk for catching the flu, you are still at risk for being infected by the flu virus. With up to 20% of the population each year being infected, the flu shot still continues to be best way to prevent catching it. Stop by and see us to get your flu shot today. No appointment is necessary!