(PRWEB) October 06, 2014
It’s that time of year again –– flu season.
Prepare yourself and your family for the season with a $15 flu vaccine (while supplies last) at your local MedPost Urgent Care clinic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this year’s vaccine contains the most common types of the flu virus and is recommended for everyone age six months and older. People who have a chronic illness or are pregnant, as well as young children and healthcare workers, are strongly advised to get the vaccination.
The medical professionals at MedPost recommend getting the vaccine early in the flu season, since it can take up to two weeks for your body to develop antibodies against the virus.
In addition to getting a flu shot, there are a few precautions that you can take to guard yourself against the virus:
1. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
2. Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you and use it frequently, especially after you’ve been in a public place.
3. Avoid touching your face.
4. Exercise, eat healthy and get plenty of rest.
5. Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
6. Don’t shake hands with people.
7. If you have a fever, stay home.
Symptoms of the flu can include fever and chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches and occasionally nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you think you might have the flu, fever reducers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help, along with decongestants and antihistamines for congestion and runny nose. You can also gargle warm salt water to relieve a sore throat. Patients who have chronic medical conditions, are experiencing shortness of breath or can’t keep fluids down, should seek medical attention.
MedPost is open seven days a week and offers a variety of urgent care services, including vaccines, to patients of all ages. Visit MedPost.com to find your nearest urgent care location and check-in online for your appointment.
About MedPost Urgent Care
MedPost Urgent Care is a part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading healthcare services company that operates 80 hospitals and over 198 outpatient centers across the country. MedPost has urgent care clinics in eight states across the U.S., in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, and is committed to national growth. MedPost provides accessible, affordable and efficient walk-in care to the communities it serves.