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Flu Shots

Flu Shots Clinic

The Flu Shot is Available at Express Health Urgent Care. Visit Express Health for all of your urgent care needs. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Brooklyn NYC, East Harlem NYCConey Island NYCNostrand NYCand Metropolitan NYC.

Flu Shots Clinic Near Me in Brooklyn and East Harlem NYC
Flu Shots Clinic Near Me in Brooklyn and East Harlem NYC

Table of Contents:

What is the flu vaccine?
What high-risk people should get flu shots?
What are the benefits of the flu vaccine?
How can the spread of the flu be reduced?

What is the flu vaccine?

Every year, millions of people are affected by influenza (flu). Due to the fact that the most commonly circulating flu strains vary from year to year, a new seasonal vaccine is developed every year. To protect oneself against the flu, the seasonal flu vaccine should be administered annually. Based on extensive surveillance and research, the vaccine uses viruses predicted to be most prevalent during the upcoming flu season.

Influenza A and B are protected by seasonal flu vaccines, and there are other types of flu shots available. Two weeks after receiving the flu shot, the body develops antibodies that provide protection. In communities where the flu is spreading, individuals should practice good hygiene, avoid crowds, and avoid touching their mouths or noses during the two-week period.

In addition, due to varying strains of the flu, the body’s immunity to the flu declines over time, regardless of whether a patient has received a flu vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine should be received annually for maximum protection because of this. 

What high-risk people should get flu shots?

Every person aged 6 months or older should receive an influenza vaccination every year. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of influenza complications, such as older adults, younger children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems.

The first time a child is given a flu vaccine, he or she may need two doses given four weeks apart. After that, they can receive a single dose of the flu vaccine each year. The vaccine significantly reduces a child’s risk of flu-related death, according to a 2017 study. Consult your child’s doctor.

Complications of influenza can also be caused by chronic medical conditions. Causes of complications include cancer or cancer treatment, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDs, and brain or nervous system conditions. Obesity, kidney or liver disease, cystic fibrosis, and more.

The flu vaccine is recommended for anyone with a chronic medical condition. Flu vaccines are also recommended for people living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

What are the benefits of the flu vaccine?

Each year, flu vaccines prevent millions of illnesses and doctor’s visits related to flu. A flu vaccine can reduce the chances of having to go to the doctor with flu by 40% to 60% during seasons when flu vaccine viruses are similar to circulating flu viruses. Several studies have shown that flu vaccination reduces the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick. Annually, the flu vaccine prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations.

In people with heart disease who have recently suffered a cardiac event, flu vaccination is associated with a lower rate of some cardiac events. In the first few months of a baby’s life, flu vaccination during pregnancy helps protect the mother from flu throughout pregnancy and afterward. Children can benefit from flu vaccines. In addition to protecting yourself, getting vaccinated may also protect those around you, including babies, young children, the elderly, and people with chronic health conditions who are more susceptible to serious flu illness.

How can the spread of the flu be reduced?

There is a good chance that you will catch the flu this season if you don’t prevent it. For many catching the flu is no more than a minor convenience however, for some it can be a life-threatening illness.

Flu shots are the most effective way to avoid the flu, according to experts. Early fall is the best time to receive the shot but if you haven’t already done it, any time during the winter is fine.

A vaccine protects against the flu strains health experts believe will be most prevalent each season — for example, the H1N1 “swine flu.” Some vaccines target four flu strains — they are called quadrivalents. There are also quadrivalent drugs that protect against four strains. Flu shots are available at Express Health Urgent Care. Visit Express Health for all of your urgent care needs. We have convenient locations to serve you. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Brooklyn NYCQueens NY, East Harlem NYCManhattan NY, Coney Island NYCMidwood NY, Nostrand NYCRidgewood NY, Metropolitan NYC, Greenwich Village NY, and surrounding areas.

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