With the changing seasons come recurring medical conditions that require urgent care. BestCare Now is here to help with immediate 7 day a week medical care for non-life threatening conditions. One such medical condition is the seasonal flu, which shows up in the fall and runs right through the spring.
BestCare Now has a seasoned team of experienced caregivers that are not just familiar with the seasonal symptoms you might experience but how to deliver the BEST care to you when you need it most. Most of our patients are in and out of our centers in 45 minutes or less and with the right medication and a good treatment plan we can minimize the impacts of the everyday seasonal ailments.
Beat the Flu with BestCare Now
As the long sunny days of summer pass, it is not long before the cooler weather and start of school brings on cases of the flu. The flu is a nasty bug caused by influenza viruses, which infect our respiratory tracts. The Centers for Disease control (CDC) estimates that every year 5-20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications.
At BestCare Now we offer flu shots at any time and we are open 7 days a week with no appointment needed. Don’t risk getting the flu. Come on in to our clinic and let us vaccinate you and your family.
The CDC says everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the flu every year. It is best to get vaccinated by October but it is never to late to protect your self. Immunity sets in about two weeks after you are vaccinated.
The most recent CDC guidelines can be found here.
So how will you know if you have the flu? The flu is classically accompanied with fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat and headache. If you are experiencing these symptoms come into a BestCare Now urgent care clinic and be seen.
Besides getting your flu shot the best prevention is good hand washing.
Wondering when the flu season will hit and what is going on in your neighborhood. Well you don’t have to look further. The CDC monitors this and for your convenience you can also view in real time any time with the flu monitor tracker.