CareMed Urgent & Primary Care is pleased to announce that the flu vaccine for the 2014-2015 season continues to be administered in our office at Fairfax, VA.
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) December 12, 2014
On the heels of national experts forecasting a flu season that may be more severe than most, representatives with CareMed Urgent & Primary Care (caremedurgentcare.com) today announced the continued availability and importance of the flu vaccine.
“CareMed Urgent & Primary Care is pleased to announce that the flu vaccine for the 2014-2015 season continues to be administered in our office at Fairfax, VA,” said Dr. Vipul Mangal, M.D., co-owner and spokesman for CareMed Urgent & Primary Care. “Visit us during normal business hours; no appointment is necessary.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the timing for the flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Most commonly, however, flu activity peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.
Flu virus samples collected and analyzed this fall revealed the severity of this year’s flu strain, which may lead to higher rates of hospitalization and even death. These complications can be more severe among high-risk populations, which include the very young, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.
Dr. Mangal pointed out that an annual flu shot for everyone six months of age and older is recommended and is the most effective method to protect oneself – and others – against getting sick this flu season.
Although CareMed Urgent & Primary Care has made the flu vaccine available, Dr. Mangal outlined a variety of everyday preventative measures people should also take to avoid getting sick this flu season.
Preventive measures include: Keeping distance from people who are sick; Washing hands to reduce the spread of germs; If you are sick with flu, stay at home to prevent spreading flu to others; and, don’t forget to “cover your cough” by coughing into your arm not your hands or the air.
In addition to the flu vaccine, CareMed Urgent & Primary Care’s team of trained professionals offer comprehensive and cost-effective walk-in urgent and primary care services Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Although no appointment is necessary for urgent care, patients with non-urgent care needs who want to limit their wait time on arrival at CareMed may request an appointment online.
As to what people can expect when it comes to services, Dr. Mangal pointed out that upon arrival at its office, the company’s trained professionals will provide thorough assessment and treatment of adults and children with illnesses and injuries, such as: cold and flu, cough, sore throat, ear infection, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, cuts and other abrasions, orthopedic sprains and strains.
In-office X-ray services are provided for added convenience, Dr. Mangal noted, before mentioning that CareMed also offers primary care health services for patients in need of physicals (including school, camp, and sports physicals), immunizations and vaccinations, general exams (including gynecologic exams), and checkups.
The company spokesman went on to stress that local employers rely upon its quality-assured occupational health service offerings, which include: pre-employment and annual health physicals and exams, workman’s compensation evaluations, urine drug screen testing, breath alcohol testing, vision testing, asthma/nebulizer treatments, immunizations, and vaccinations, including flu.
About CareMed Urgent & Primary Care
CareMed Urgent & Primary Care is a state-of-the-art urgent and primary care medical facility providing timely and cost-effective walk-in medical services to the people of Fairfax, VA and the Greater Washington D.C. area.
Each of our providers has a background in family medicine and is trained to provide acute, ambulatory medical care for urgent non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, as well as family (pediatric and adult) primary care services and occupational health services.
CareMed Urgent & Primary Care currently works with most major insurance carriers or offers self-pay options.
Dr. Vipul Mangal
11213 Lee Highway
Source: CareMed Urgent Care, LLC