Don’t think that because you got your flu shot last year that you are in the clear this year. The virus is consistently changing, making your shot from last year ineffective. Anyone who is 6 months and older should receive a seasonal flu vaccination, however it is most important for children under the age of 5, the elderly and pregnant women to get theirs.
Preventing the flu can be as easy as getting vaccinated; however there are other ways to be proactive to avoid contracting the illness…
- Wash your hands
- Cover your mouth when you sneeze/cough
- Use disinfectant wipes on areas that are commonly touched
- Limit the things that you share with others (drinks, pens, etc.)
- If you are feeling sick, stay home. The most common way to spread germs to others is by breathing so be courteous to others and avoid contact for a few days.
We here at AFC Urgent Care Burlington want to make you and your family’s heath our number one priority. We provide seasonal flu vaccinations, as well as other types of preventative care needs that you may have. Visit us at our location, OPENING MID SEPTEMBER, at 90 Middlesex Turnpike, or call us at 781-270-4700 for more information!