Fall has arrived, which means that Flu season is almost here again in Texas. Make sure you and your family are protected by getting this year’s Flu shot at Questcare Medical Clinic. The shot takes only minutes to receive and according to studies by the CDC can decrease your chances of catching the Flu this year by up to 60%. Stay healthy this year and avoid spending a week in bed suffering from the Flu. There are many benefits to receiving a Flu shot this year, some of the main reasons are:
Decrease your chance of getting sick
The biggest reason people across the country get a flu shot this time of year is to protect themselves from the Influenza virus. Every year the Flu spreads across the country making people sick causing cough, fever, congestion and body soreness. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the flu, the best treatment is to stay in bed and get plenty of rest and hydration. While anti-inflammatory drugs and cold medications may help ease symptoms, the body must fight off the infection on its own.
Protect loved ones from the virus
Another common reason to receive a flu shot is to protect children and the elderly from the virus. People with weakened immune systems, like the very young and very old, are particularly vulnerable to the flu and complications caused by the flu.
If you have young children, care for the elderly, or are in regular contact with either of these groups make sure you get this year’s flu shot to help minimize the spread of the virus.
Schedule your Flu Shot
If you and your family have not received your flu shot this year call your nearest Questcare Medical Clinic and make an appointment right away. Our team is standing by with the latest flu vaccinations to fight this year’s strain of the flu.