It's time for flu shots!
You need a flu shot to protect you during the upcoming 2017-2018 influenza season?
There are at least three to four different types of influenza viruses that research from the CDC indicates will be common during the 2017-2018 flu season.
There are several different types of flu shots available ranging for people of different ages and if they are pregnant. The CDC has recommended that most people from 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated with the flu vaccine. Some people may be allergic to eggs, which is an ingredient in developing the vaccine. There is an alternative vaccine available for such persons.
It is very important to be vaccinated with a flu shot for people who are at high risk of developing flu-related complications or who have a weakened immune system. While there is a small chance there may be some mild side effects of receiving the vaccine, the alternative of having the flu can sometimes become life-threatening.
The chance of someone getting the flu who hasn’t had a flu vaccine can make someone very sick & even become ill enough for hospitalization. While most people do recover within several days to around 2 weeks, why would someone take a risk of getting sick? This may result in loss of time at work or having to arrange someone to care for a sick child or an elderly loved one. A person with a lowered immune system may require hospitalization and may develop severe pneumonia or even death.
Don’t take a chance on becoming sick with the flu, get yourself and your family vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Dr. Keshwani and his office staff are readily available to assist all patients to receive their influenza vaccine today. Call 832-446-3200 to set up your appointment for your 2017-2018 flu shot.