Coppell, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2010
CareNow® locations across the DFW Metroplex are now administering flu shots. The CDC is recommending that people receive their flu shots early this year to avoid any late rushes or shortages for this year’s flu season.
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly.
According to the CDC, Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as vaccine is available this fall. While flu is unpredictable, it’s likely that the 2009 H1N1 viruses and regular seasonal viruses will cause illness in the U.S. this flu season. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season.
CareNow® has been providing North Texas with over 16 years of service and now has 22 locations around the DFW area. CareNow® offers family care, urgent care, and physical therapy, occupational medicine, as well as travel medicine. The medical centers are open late seven days a week and accept over 30 insurance plans. All CareNow® locations have qualified physicians on staff and the group is one of the only primary care facilities in Texas to voluntarily pass the rigorous certification requirements of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC).
For more information contact:
Phone: (972) 906–8160
Fax: (972) 745–4336