Flu season is upon us. It’s never fun to be sick, but the flu is one of the worst viruses to suffer through. You get achy and feel gross, and you don’t want to get out of bed. Being sick is just an inconvenience. You can lose a lot of time at school or work if you get sick.
Most of the symptoms of the flu are pretty similar to other illnesses, so, it’s important to know its symptoms so you can tell the difference and realize what separates it from other viruses.
-Muscle and Body Aches
-Possible nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
The best way to avoid the disease, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine. The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly. The flu shot will not give you the flu, though some people can have minor reactions to it. You can still potentially get the flu even if you get the shot as it doesn’t protect you against every strain. Young children, the elderly, and people with chronic conditions should get the flu shot as the flu can be potentially dangerous for them. They are more in danger of developing flu-related complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus or ear infections.
Don’t let the flu keep you from living your life. Come get your flu shot at HealthCARE Express today! Our shots are preservative, latex, antibiotic, and chicken egg free. A flu shot is only $25, or free if it is covered by your insurance, and it covers the most prevalent strains of the flu that are going around this year.