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Flu Shots in Jersey City

The flu season accompanies the colder months of the year. That means from October until May, you may catch the flu. This disease, which normally manifests itself as a bad, prolonged cold, can be much more serious for some people. In children, the flu can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In other susceptible individuals – including the elderly, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions – complications can arise, including the development of pneumonia. This dangerous condition can cause hospitalization and even death.

Clearly, it’s important to take the flu seriously. You can take precautions against the condition by washing your hands often, avoiding touching your face, keeping your distance from sick people and disinfecting surfaces in your home regularly. However, the best protection against the flu is to get a flu shot in Jersey City.

Astrahealth Centers, located minutes from Jersey City, offers seasonal flu shots. When you get a flu shot, the vaccine introduces the inactivated virus to your body, causing antibodies to form. These protect you against infection if you are exposed to the virus. It’s important to know that the vaccine cannot make you sick.

Scientists design each year’s vaccine to be the most effective against the current strain. Since the influenza virus constantly mutates, it’s important to get an influenza vaccination every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a vaccine. If we all do our part, the disease won’t take hold in our community.

To schedule your flu shot near Jersey City, contact Astrahealth today.