Flu Shots Clinic
The Influenza or flu shot is a vaccine given with a needle. Usually, the shot is given in the deltoid muscle in the shoulder. Contrary to popular belief, the shot does not contain the live flu virus. Seasonal flu shots protect against the three or four influenza viruses that research suggests may be most common during the upcoming season. There are different flu vaccine manufacturers and multiple influenza vaccine products licensed and recommended for use in the United States. Care One is licensed to administer the influenza vaccine at our locations in Brooksville, Spring Hill, and Port Richey clinics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Influenza affects 5 to 20 percent of Americans each year. Even if you’ve managed to avoid getting sick in years past, there is no guarantee that you’ll be spared from the virus this year. Receiving a flu vaccine not only guards your health, but it prevents the spread of the influenza virus throughout the US.
Here are some key reasons, why you need to take the flu shot this year:
- Influenza can lead to death in serious cases. During the 2017-2018 flu season, the CDC estimates 80,000 people died.
- Getting the Flu Shot can save you money. If you are hospitalized or have to take time off to recuperate, it is a cost to you and your employer. Flu.gov states that Influenza accounts for over 100 million lost workdays and close to $7 billion in lost productivity and sick days annually, says.
- It’s better to get the flu shot sooner than later. Flu season begins mid-October and can last until May the following year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Key facts about the seasonal flu vaccine (insert link: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm), recommends that everyone get a flu vaccine by the end of October so they are protected for the entire flu season.
If you’re on the fence about receiving a flu shot, here are a few reasons why you should choose to protect your health this flu season:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the flu affects 5 to 20 percent of Americans every year. That’s a lot of people!
- Even if you’ve managed to avoid getting sick in years past, there is no guarantee that you’ll be spared from the virus this year.
- Receiving a flu vaccine not only guards your health, but it prevents the spread of the influenza virus throughout the US.