Is It Too Late To Get The Flu Shot?
We are a couple of months into the cold and flu season, while the fight against COVID-19 continues on. Medical professionals are advising individuals, especially those who are most vulnerable to respiratory disease, to get vaccinated for the flu even if they normally do not. While the flu and COVID-19 share many of the same symptoms, they do not behave the same way once they enter the body. The risk of having both viruses at the same time is very real, putting those who are already vulnerable at higher risk.
So, what do you do if you still have not been vaccinated for the flu this season?
According to the CDC’s website:
“You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begin spreading in your community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. However, getting vaccinated early (for example, in July or August) is likely to be associated with reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season, particularly among older adults. Vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later. Children who need two doses of vaccine to be protected should start the vaccination process sooner, because the two doses must be given at least four weeks apart.”
In a perfect world, we all would have received our flu shots in September or early October, however for a wide range of reasons this does not always happen. However, it is not too late to get vaccinated. Schedule a flu shot with Medical Mobile Services in Houston. Our team will come to your home or business and provide you with a quick and simple flu vaccination. We are a fully mobile service and can travel to anywhere listed on our local service pages. Whether you are looking for a single flu shot, flu shots for the whole family, want to vaccinate your employees, or are trying to provide flu shots to your community, our team can help you.
Who should get the flu shot?
The flu shot is recommended to everyone over the age of 6 months, with very few exceptions. This also applies to pregnant and nursing women. If you have an egg allergy consult with your physician before getting the vaccine. The flu is worse in young children, those over the age of 65, and individuals living with certain health conditions. Protect yourself and those who are most vulnerable in your family from contracting this potentially dangerous virus with a flu vaccine this year. Our team is waiting to help you, contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and to schedule an appointment for your flu shot this season.
COVID-19 and Flu Testing Solutions
COVID-19 and the flu have some similar symptoms, which can make it difficult for individuals to determine which illness they have. If you do have the misfortune of becoming ill this cold and flu season, the team at Medical Mobile Services is making it simple to determine if you have either of these viruses. We provide fully mobile combo COVID-19/flu tests in Houston. These tests come back with results in less than 72 hours in order to give you helpful insight into what has caused your illness. Knowing if you have one of these viral infections can help you to make the best choices for your care, while also helping you to protect those around you from becoming ill. Schedule an appointment with Mobile Medical Services to learn more about how we can help you this cold and flu season.
Lab Testing That Comes To You
At Medical Mobile Services we believe in making lab testing accessible to everyone, regardless of their insurance coverage and without doctor’s orders. This is why we have focused on providing high-quality mobile medical testing services throughout the state of Texas. It does not matter where you are located, if you are within our service area, we will travel to you, this includes but is not limited to Austin, Conroe, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, Killeen, San Antonio, San Marcos, Texarkana. Our team is committed to helping you access the medical tests that you need when you need them — to give you, the customer, a winning service that you can rely on. Every time.
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7211 Regency Square Suite 106,
Houston, TX 77036