Flu Season is Coming
 
 

Flu Season is Coming

Beginning this time of year, you start to see this message often: Get your flu shot and get it now! Ads, public service announcements, commercials and other messages are all over the Internet, television and just about every other medium.

Why is this message so widespread? Because it’s sound, practical and logical medical advice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a yearly seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the risk of getting the flu and spreading it to others. When more people are vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through the community. Don’t listen to the myths and fallacies.

  • You won’t get the flu by getting a flu shot.
  • Everyone should get the vaccine. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned about possible exceptions. 
  • Although you may never get sick, others do. Getting the shot not only protects you, but helpsSave Your Spot and Schedule Your BayCare Urgent Care Appointment Online others who may not be able to fight it off as well as you can.
  • Side effects of the vaccination are generally mild.
  • It doesn’t matter if you’ve never had the flu vaccine. You should get it every year, starting now.

Flu shots are safe and an effective way to combat a disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Throw out the excuses, concerns and skepticism, and heed the advice. BayCare Urgent Care offers flu shots at locations throughout Tampa Bay. Walk in or make an appointment using our Save Your Spot online scheduling tool.