Our 2014 Flu Clinic Hours
Join us the last week of October and get your annual flu shot! No appointment necessary, so find a day and time that works for you and we will be happy to help you get your annual flu shot. Our flu clinic will be staffed between the hours of 8:00am-6:00pm. We hope to see you there!
Stay Protected From The Flu
Did you know that the seasonal influenza vaccination is the most important way to prevent and reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or transmitting it to others? According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), receiving this annual vaccine annually is our best form of defense to stay protected.
Want To Know What To Do About The Flu?
You are not alone! While there are many resources available that can advise you and provide tips and tricks on how to avoid the flu, one of the sites that we highly recommend is FLU.GOV. We feel that this site seems to have answers to most any question you could have about influenza. If you have questions, we encourage you to visit their website and learn more about what you can do to stay healthy and strong this flu season.
Answers To Some FAQ’s Found On FLU.GOV
Click on the questions below to expand and reveal the answer. These are just a few of the frequently asked questions regarding seasonal influenza that can be found on FLU.GOV:
[faq question=”1. What Is The Seasonal Flu? “]
Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. In some cases, the flu can lead to death.
- Flu season typically peaks in January or February.
- Getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
- Flu-related complications include pneumonia and dehydration.
- Illness from seasonal flu usually lasts one to two weeks.
[faq question=”2. When is flu season?”]
In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. Seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October and as late as May.
[faq question=”3. How does seasonal flu spread?”]
Most experts believe that you get the flu when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks and droplets containing their germs land in your mouth or nose. You can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose.
[faq question=”4. Who is at risk?”]
Some groups are more likely to experience complications from the seasonal flu, including:
- Seniors (those age 65 and older)
- Children (especially those younger than 2)
- People with chronic health conditions
[faq question=”5. What are common complications from the seasonal flu?”]
Each year approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications. Some complications from the flu include:
- Bacterial pneumonia
- Ear or sinus infections
- Worsening of chronic health conditions
Would you like to read more? To see answers to all the posted questions and gain access to more information, please follow this link to the seasonal influenza page of FLU.GOV.
Thank you and stay healthy!