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Now Is The Time For Flu Vaccines

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Now Is The Time For Flu Vaccines

It is estimated 36,000 people a year die from the flu and its accompanying complications, most of these deaths prevented by getting a flu shot. While dying from the flu is extreme there are other reasons why we should get a flu vaccination. Getting a vaccination will prevent lost days at work and help keep you from spreading the flu throughout your community and household.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that since 2010 between 140,000 to 710,000 people have been hospitalized because of flu-related illnesses. Just because you are healthy, you are not immune from the flu; the virus can affect everyone. The (CDC) further states, not all flu seasons are the same, and the flu viruses will affect people in different ways. The flu season in Pensacola, Florida can start in October and last through May.

Who Should Be Vaccinated

Everyone older than six months should get a flu vaccine every flu season, preferably before the season starts, to give your body time to build up an immunity. There are some who are more vulnerable to the flu than others. Children, particularly under two years old, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, and residents of long-term care facilities are among those considered at high risk. Residents of Gulf Breeze, Florida can be vaccinated for as little as $32 by visiting a ProHealth clinic.

About Flu Vaccines

When you get the flu shot your body will develop antibodies that provide protection against the flu. These antibodies created by viruses implanted in the vaccine. The process takes about two weeks, again, get your flu vaccination before flu season begins. The CDC states most flu vaccines are designed to attack three different types of the influenza virus and are called trivalent vaccines. Type A, (H1N1), (H3N2) and an influenza B virus. Occasionally a fourth vaccine will be introduced, called a quadrivalent vaccine it works the same but adds extra protection against the B virus. Flu season in the United States can last for seven months.

Symptoms

The symptoms of the flu virus include a sore throat, fatigue, chills, muscle aches, headache, cough, fever and a runny nose. The virus is easily spread by coughing and sneezing and should, in most cases, last only a few days. On occasion; the flu mistook for other illnesses, such as the common cold. The flu vaccination will not protect you from the common cold.

About ProHealth

ProHealth Medical Care is your local walk-in clinic for people who do not have a primary care physician, have health insurance or people who don’t want to use their insurance because of high deductibles. We offer services for every member of the family, including mental well-being. We are a family owned, local business who’s mission is to have a positive impact on the health of every patient. We accept appointments and are open Saturdays, no appointed time, not a problem, you will still have a short wait time. ProHealth has clinics throughout Florida, including Pensacola.

Services Offered:

You no longer have to go to an emergency room for minor medical problems; ProHealth Medical Care will treat you quickly and affordably. We can give you a physical for school sports, work or any other reason you need a physical. Need a drug test for work? We can take care of that quickly and discreetly. We look forward to serving you at our clinic in Pensacola.