We have the Flu Vaccine! Given the unexpected events and pandemic of 2020, the doctors at Ross Medical Group are especially recommending for our patients to get the flu vaccine for this year. Keeping your immune system healthy during the upcoming flu season is extremely important. Getting your flu vaccine is an easy way you can help your own immune system stay strong.
Why should people get vaccinated against flu?
Influenza (“the flu”) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different and some years can be worse than others. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. So why get the vaccine?
How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
Are flu vaccines safe?
Flu vaccines have a good safety record. Hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received flu vaccines over the past 50 years, and there has been extensive research supporting the safety of flu vaccines.
Who Should Get the Flu vaccine?
A flu vaccine is the first and best way to reduce your chances of getting the flu and spreading it to others. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive a flu vaccine every year.
Can I get the flu from the flu vaccine?
No, the flu vaccine cannot cause flu. The vaccines either contain inactivated virus, meaning the viruses are no longer infectious, or a particle designed to look like a flu virus to your immune system.
Want the vaccine?
Go on our website at www.rossmedicalgroup.com or call us at 305-279-7677 to book your appointment for your flu shot! We are taking extra precautions during this time to ensure that our office is safe. We look forward to seeing you soon for your flu shot!