Flu viruses typically circulate from the late fall through the early spring. Most people who catch the flu recover without serious complications. However, flu can be associated with serious illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths, particularly among older adults, very young children, pregnant persons, and persons of all ages with certain chronic medical conditions. Flu is an important cause of missed work and school in the United States.
Getting a flu vaccination for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications has been recommended by CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) since 2010.
Despite a very mild flu season the past 2 years, the 2022-2023 flu season may be more severe because of low circulating anti-body levels and relaxed mask restrictions. Another reason many health experts are predicting the 2022-2023 flu season will be a severe one is Australia, which is in the southern hemisphere and experiences its flu season before ours, had a doozy of a flu season.
Flu vaccines are here and it’s time to schedule your flu shot with myDoc Urgent Care. We accept most commercial insurance so there is no cost to you.
We encourage everyone to schedule your wellness physical and vaccine appointment with your healthcare providers this month.