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Flu Shot in Bound Brook

Flu season lasts from about October through May every year. If you have ever contracted the flu, you know it’s not a pleasant illness. The symptoms include fever, body aches, headache, runny or stuffy nose, and fatigue. In children, symptoms can also include vomiting and diarrhea. Normally the flu passes in just a few days, but in some cases, complications can develop and lead to a hospital stay. Each year, between 3,000 and 49,000 people die of flu-related complications. A vast majority of these fatalities occur in people ages 65 and older. Other groups susceptible to complications include young children, pregnant women and people with certain chronic health conditions, including asthma, heart disease, chronic lung disease and blood disorders.

Whether you belong to a high-risk group or not, the Centers for Disease Control advises you receive a vaccine every year. In addition to protecting yourself from the unpleasant illness, you also help stop the flu from spreading around Bound Brook and beyond.

A flu shot in Bound Brook works like this: after you receive the shot, it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies, which help fight off illness if you’re exposed to the virus. The shot’s effectiveness depends on how closely the vaccine matches that year’s flu strain. Be aware that in cases of imperfect matches, you may still get the flu even after being vaccinated. However, your symptoms should be less severe and the illness should pass more quickly.

Getting a flu shot in Bound Brook is the best way to protect you and your family from influenza this year. For the best protection, have everyone in your family ages six months and older vaccinated at the Bound Brook Astrahealth location.

To schedule your flu shot in Bound Brook, NJ, please contact Astrahealth today.