Know When to be Urgent About the Flu
Influenza is often called “the flu” and is a virus that can affect millions of people each year. Recent news has reported multiple flu related deaths in Texas. The medical doctors at Questcare Medical Clinic recommend individuals always take influenza symptoms seriously and consult a doctor.
Symptoms often associated with influenza include fever, chills, nausea, fatigue, and body aches. The virus can persist in an individual for ten days or more. Pregnant women, children and the elderly are at a higher risk of experiencing complications from the virus.
Can I Protect Myself?
Each year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) identifies the strain of influenza that they believe will be most common during the next flu season. Once identified the weakened strain of influenza is manufactured into a vaccine that becomes highly effective in preventing individuals from contracting the flu virus. The CDC recommends all adults and children over the age of six months be vaccinated at the beginning of the flu season for maximum protection against the virus. Influenza season begins in early November and lasts until March with peak infections occurring in January and February.
QuestCare Medical Clinic wants your family to be healthy this flu season. We offer a range of quick, low-cost vaccinations for the entire family. The medical team at Questcare Medical Clinic recommends those at risk see us. If you think you are at risk, or would like to be checked, schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations.