With flu season upon it it is important to take step to prevent ourselves from getting sick. One of the best ways to do this is by getting flu shots, which can be provided at your local urgent care clinic.
Why Should You Get A Flu Shot?
It is estimated that 5% to 20% of people in the United States contract the flu each year, and around 200,000 people end up hospitalized due to the illness. Additionally, around 36,000 people even die each year due to complications that arise from contracting the flu every year. Children and the elderly population are at the highest risk for falling ill with the flu, but even otherwise healthy individuals can get sick.
One of the most effective methods of prevention is vaccination. The influenza virus is renowned for being highly contagious, and we know that not everyone who contracts it can stay sequestered in their homes for the duration of the illness. The flu can be acquired through germs picked up in a store, your workplace,