Medical professionals suggest that you should try and be vaccinated from the flu by the beginning of October, which is typically around the same time the vaccination becomes available to the public. It is important that you are vaccinated because it reduces your risk of getting the flu, resulting in a lesser chance of passing it to others.
How can I protect myself against the flu?
- Get vaccinated – it takes just a few minutes and most health insurance plans will cover the cost!
- Take everyday precautions such as washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough, etc.
- Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food.
- If you feel you are getting sick, stay home! This reduces the risk of passing your germs along to others.
For more questions on the flu, types of vaccinations or general information, contact us today! To receive your flu shot today, stop by AFC Urgent Care in Norwalk 7 days a week, no appointment necessary!