What is the seasonal flu vaccine and why is it so important for us to have it? The flu virus is constantly evolving, meaning that your last flu shot 6 months ago is no longer applicable to this season’s flu virus. The vaccine is typically made up of the deadly virus, which is then injected into your system decreasing your risk of coming in contact with the virus.
It is important for you to be vaccinated for many reasons.
- The flu causes over 36,000 deaths and 226,000 hospitalizations every year.
- If you do not get vaccinated, you increase the risk of spreading the flu onto others.
- Children under the age of 5, pregnant women and the elderly are at the highest risk in getting the flu, making it extremely important for them to receive the flu shot the second it becomes available.
- If you suffer from several medical conditions such as heart disease, blood disorders, and asthma – you are also prone to contracting the virus at a higher risk.
Preventative care is important and you should always make sure that you are properly informed about the shot you are receiving. Here at AFC Urgent Care Bound Brook, your health is our number one priority. We offer flu shots to all patients who are 6 months of age and older so stop by our location at 601 W. Union Ave or call us for information at (732) 469-3627!