Flu Vaccination

The flu is different from a cold or seasonal allergies. Influenza is much more serious and can cause days of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, sneezing, head and even muscle aches. On average, 36,000 people die each year from the flu and over 200,000 individuals are hospitalized from flu complications such as viral or bacterial pneumonia, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and the worsening of chronic medical conditions.
Each year the CDC does extensive research to build the specific vaccine for the prevention of the current year’s flu. This is normally a quadrivalent vaccine, treating 4 specific types of flu virus. And since this is building immunity to a different virus each year, you are actually adding a new layer to your immune system defenses every time you get the latest shot.
The CDC recommends that the best time to receive the flu vaccination is between October and December. Flu activity usually peaks in February and vaccination should take place before that time. High risk individuals are especially encouraged to get vaccinated. These individuals include anyone over 65 years of age, have a chronic or long-term condition, or are pregnant. Even those who are not within the high risk categeory should still get protection against the flu.
We know how important your time is and that's why U.S. HealthWorks offers flu vaccinations at our convenient locations. Our professional medical staff will administer flu vaccinations and provide educational information on flu prevention. Your health is important so let U.S. HealthWorks vaccinate you during this flu season.