Category Archives: Pre-book Flu

What are Flu Complications?

Did you know that even though you may be feeling better after having the flu that complications may still arise? This may be short lived and mild, to severe and long-term. One example of the most common flu complication is … Continue reading

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How to Help Prevent Your Kids From Getting the Flu

When flu season is upon us, your children are at risk of catching for flu for many reasons. First, children often have their fingers in their mouths and on their faces. Second, during the school year, children spend most of … Continue reading

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Important Facts About the Flu Vaccine

This year’s flu season has been worse than any flu season over the last several years with over 60,000 samples testing positive all over the United States. Any doctor will tell you that your best defense against the flu is … Continue reading

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When is the Peak of Flu Season?

In the United States, the annual flu season begins in Autumn and continues through Winter into early Spring. It generally peaks from late November through March. The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and over, who do not … Continue reading

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How Can Animals Transmit Influenza Virus’ to People?

The influenza virus is easily transmitted between humans, but did you know it can also be transmitted from animals to people? It’s true. The influenza A virus infects many different animals, like dogs, birds, pigs, and more. Subtypes of Influenza … Continue reading

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What Causes the Flu Virus to Change?

As you probably know, the influenza virus is constantly changing. This is why there are new vaccines created each year. The flu virus can change in two separate ways. Antigenic Drift One way the flu virus can change is called … Continue reading

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How to Pre-book Flu Vaccines

Pre-booking your flu vaccine gives you the greatest opportunity to stay healthy during the cold and flu season, because the earlier you are vaccinated, the lower the chance you will be exposed to the virus while you are unprotected. You … Continue reading

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Where Can I Pre-Book Flu Vaccines?

Each year the flu virus begins to creep up around the time that the weather turns cold and people start getting sick more frequently. The flu virus itself actually thrives in extremely cold and dry conditions which is why it … Continue reading

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Who is at a Higher Risk for the Flu?

While everyone is at some risk of catching the flu, the CDC says some groups are more susceptible than others. These groups include both younger children, obese individuals, older people, anyone with a chronic health condition, and pregnant women. Those … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About the Flu Vaccine

Flu season starts in October and it can last through March. While it is possible to catch the flu at any time during the year, you are more likely to catch it during flu season. The flu can cause many … Continue reading

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