Why you should stop in today for a flu shot!
There are so many amazing things to do during the fall and winter. From apple cider to holiday trips, this time of year is filled with a certain winter magic, ripe for making memories with those you care about. But if you’re sick, this can turn from a wonderful time of year, to several weeks of uncomfortable, flu ridden time in bed. Luckily for patients of Hillcrest Medical, flu shots are now in stock!
This graph from the CDC shows that for the past 4 decades, flu season begins around October and tapers off around march, which means getting your flu shot before then will protect you through winter and spring.
Every year, 5% to 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu. This leads to tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths (Molinari NA, et al. Vaccine 25 (2007). But there’s a way to protect yourself and your loved ones: Flu shots! And the great news is, we have them in stock.
The reason the flu is so easy to catch is because most adults can infect others before they develop any symptoms (CDC, 2018). Individuals infected with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away, through talking, coughing, and sneezing. (CDC, 2018). So, someone who doesn’t know they’re sick can come to work or school contagious and spread the disease without knowing it, even if they keep their distance.
So, don’t take any chances, and let us help you have a healthy winter with your family!