Don’t let the hot temperatures fool you, flu season is right around the corner and now is the best time to protect yourself.
A yearly flu shot is the single best way to prevent a cold. At West Valley Internal Medicine, we now have flu shots available for the 2013-2014 flu season.
Have You Scheduled Your Flu Shot Yet?
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends that patients receive flu vaccines as soon as they’re available. Once received, a flu shot provides you with immunity from the flu all year long – saving you from the aches, pains and discomfort the flu can cause.
Protect yourself and your family
A flu vaccine is the BEST way to protect yourself (and everyone in your family) from catching the flu. Vaccination is particularly important for anyone who regularly comes in close contact with others – like children attending school – and for those with weakened immune systems.
Vaccination is always beneficial. Our practice recommends that all of our patients receive the flu vaccine as soon as possible. Why? Because once influenza begins to spread you’re susceptible to catching it.
Correcting Common Misconceptions About Flu Shots
The influenza virus contained in flu shots is inactive. It does NOT cause infection – either in those who get it or those they come in contact with. Instead, it’s the safe way to protect yourself and your family from the flu this season.
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, schedule an appointment today!
Call us to schedule an appointment today 623-334-8670 or Request an Appointment Online.