Flu Shots—Get Yours Early in Laredo, TX
Each year, flu shots become available in late summer. Even though flu season doesn’t officially start until October and usually peaks sometime between December and February, it’s never too early to begin thinking about how, when and where you’ll get your flu vaccine—especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why:
In the past, you may have received your flu shot at work, but that might not be possible this year if, like many people, you’re working from home. Or, maybe you usually get your flu shot at a grocery store or pharmacy while you are out running errands. But, you can easily forget about it if you’re not going out as much as you used to. At VitalMed Urgent Care, we make things easy for you. We offer flu shots on a walk-in basis at our two conveniently located urgent care centers in Laredo, Texas.
You Need a Flu Shot Every Year
Influenza viruses are constantly changing, so don’t be tempted to skip out on your flu vaccine. Every season, scientists update the flu shot formula to better match the viruses that will be circulating in the coming months. So, even if you were vaccinated last year, you still need to get the latest flu shot to be fully protected.
Additionally, many experts believe that the virus that causes COVID-19 will continue to spread along with influenza viruses, making flu shots even more important. Why? During the winter months, urgent care centers and emergency rooms typically see an influx of influenza patients. By getting a flu shot, you can help reduce the need for flu-related visits to already-crowded medical centers. This will also help prevent contact between flu patients and COVID-19 patients, who can spread their viruses to each other, as well as other patients and staff. Public health experts are concerned about people having both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Although the full effects are still unknown, why take the chance if you can reduce your risk by getting a flu shot?
At VitalMed Urgent Care, we offer flu shots and other non-emergency urgent care services to help you get well and be well. For your convenience, our clinics in Laredo, TX, are open seven days per week (excluding certain holidays). Just stop by or check in online to expedite your visit! Your time, health and health care are vital to us.