Flu Vaccines Are Now Available

Even though COVID is still a serious issue, it is not the only illness that you should be protecting yourself from. With flu season right around the corner and kids heading back to school, it is important that you schedule your child’s flu vaccine as soon as possible.

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The flu season can start in October and last until May, but the bulk of flu cases happen between December through February. Flu immunizations are now available in our office. The typical flu vaccine protects against what research indicates will be the most common viruses during the season, specifically Influenza A virus (H1N1 and H3N2) and a strand of Influenza B virus. Therefore, even if you get the vaccine, you may still get the flu virus, but a flu shot is the best preventative measure you can take.

You can protect your family and all those around you by getting your flu shot this year. It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop, so it’s best to get your flu shot before the virus begins to spread.

The more people who get their shot increase herd immunity. The flu is spread quite easily similar to COVID, so don’t delay in immunizing your whole family.

Why Is it So Important To Get the Flu Shot?

Prevent The Issue Of Multiple Symptoms

Many of the same comorbidities for the flu apply to COVID. Someone who is susceptible to COVID can also get the flu and develop serious complications. The combination of symptoms could land you in the hospital. Why allow family members to be vulnerable, especially an older relative, and why contribute to an overflow of hospitalizations during the next few months? Take advantage of a vaccine we already have and get a flu shot.

Prevent Serious Complications From The Flu

Older Americans over the age of 65, young children, and those with asthma or chronic lung disease are substantially more vulnerable to complications from the flu.

Protect Those Around You

You can protect your family and all those around you by getting your flu shot this year. It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop, so it’s best to get your flu shot before the virus begins to spread.

The more people who get their shot increase herd immunity. The flu is spread quite easily similar to COVID, so don’t delay in immunizing your whole family.

Contact Kids First Pediatrics of Raeford and Fayetteville at (910) 848-5437 or request an appointment online to schedule an appointment for your child’s flu shot.

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