Flu cases in Northwest Florida and across the nation continue to grow as a familiar strain of the flu makes an unexpected return this season.
Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that the H1N1 virus, also known as the “swine flu,” is making up the majority of the country’s flu cases this year.
Why should you get the flu vaccine?
The “swine flu” is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. You may be thinking this will never happen to you. Even healthy people can get very sick from the H1N1 virus and spread it to others. The “flu season” in the U.S. is expected to last until this May. Please do not hesitate to come in today for your flu vaccination!
How does it work?
An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your swine flu risk and the risk of spreading it to others. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body for two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
Let’s do some math
Medical specialists are advising everyone to get the flu vaccination before it is too late. If you wait until you are sick, you will not only feel awful and put yourself in a life threatening situation, but you will not be taking the wallet-friendly option.
The Flu shot is $28 and the FluMist (for all of us who hate needles) is $38.
TamaFlu (the flu medication) is over $100!
Getting the vaccination could easily save you the cost of an office visit and the price of the medication! Would you rather feel horribly and then spend at least $160? Or how about you save that money and put it toward that vacation you’ve been meaning to go on? 🙂
Make the right choice, for your wellness and your wallet and call us today!