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Flu Shot West New York


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Flu Shots in West New York

Have you gotten your flu shot in West New York yet this season? Every year, the influenza virus mutates into a different variation. That’s why you can contract the flu every season. It’s also the reason why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent suggest that everyone age six months and older receive an influenza vaccination.

The earlier in the season you receive your flu shot the better because it takes two weeks for the antibodies to build up in your system. By getting your seasonal flu shot before people in West New York start coming down with the flu, you are fully protected by the time you’re exposed to the virus.

Keep in mind that even with the antibodies in your system, you may still contract the flu. Fortunately, your symptoms are sure to be less severe and the flu should pass faster than if you don’t get vaccinated. You also reduce the risk of developing flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, which can lead to hospitalization and even death.

The people most prone to developing complications from the flu include:

  • Young children and toddlers
  • Elderly people over age 65
  • Pregnant women
  • People with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease

Whether or not you fit within these demographics, you should get vaccinated to protect those you come in contact with daily. If everyone received seasonal flu shots, the disease could be all but eradicated.

To schedule your flu shot in West New York, please contact Astrahealth today