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The Importance of Getting your Flu Shot

October 20, 2018 by HealthNeed Adminstrator

Happy Autumn, from us here at HealthNeed Medical Urgent Care. While you enjoy the cooler weather, let us please remind you to get your Flu Shot.

It is important to get your flu shot every year as the viral strain that cause the flu changes on a yearly basis. It is particularly important for young children, older adults, and pregnant women to get their flu shot. Our last 2017-2018 flu season was particularly severe. According to the CDC "influenza-like-illness" activity began to increase in November peaking during January and February. As of this September there was a total of 181 flu-related pediatric deaths and 30,453 flu related hospitalizations during the 2017-2018 season.

While getting the flu shot may seem like a hassle, it is important not only for your personal health but for the health of the community as well. There are certain people who cannot receive the flu shot. These include children under 6 months, and immunocompromised individuals. For their health and your own it is important for you to take the necessary precautions so that we are all protected against this year's flu. We here at HealthNeed Medical Urgent Care implore you to do your research and to get your Flu Shot. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 718-888-1808 with any of your questions.

At HealthNeed Medical Urgent Care we have the flu available for you and if you do not have insurance the Flu shot will cost $30. However, this year, at HealthNeed Medical Urgent Care we are offering a discount for our patients who like us on Facebook to get $5 off their Flu Shot.

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