According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, around 57,000 people in the United States die from a “simple case of the flu,” and one of its primary complications –pneumonia–each year. Because so many people catch a strain of the flu every year, we tend to trivialize the severity of it and often doubt the effectiveness of an annual flu shot.
The bottom line is that flu shots are typically effective against most strains of the flu. According to the CDC, recent studies have shown that getting a flu vaccination reduces the risk of contracting the flu anywhere from 40 to 60%.
Flu shots are particularly helpful in vulnerable populations such as the elderly, babies, children and medical care providers. And even if you do contract the flu additional studies have shown that with a flu vaccine the symptoms are often milder, the illness is shorter, and the recovery time quicker.
Based on these statistics, there is no good reason NOT to get a flu shot, so make an appointment with us today here at Primary Care Physicians of Florida, and celebrate National Influenza Vaccination Week–from December 3rd to December 9th by getting a flu vaccination right away.
We offer free transportation to our medical services in Hollywood, North Miami, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Fort Lauderdale and several other locations, so there are no excuses to avoid a flu shot for another day. Give us a call at -866-983-9191 or complete our online form to get it done before the full power of flu season crashes down upon South Florida.