It is officially that time of the year again…flu season. Illness is all around, more and more people you know are getting sick, and you are hoping you get to be the exception this year. We understand and are right there with you.
Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy is committed to being your partner in health, no matter what season of life you are in. Especially flu season. It is important to stay informed and protected this fall as cold and flu season quickly approaches us. Here are three reasons you should get your flu shot this fall:
Greatly reduce your chances of getting sick
You might be wondering how effective the flu shot actually is. The flu vaccine reduces the chance of an individual having to go to the doctor with flu-like symptoms by 40% to 60%. Research also states that in 2019-2020, the last flu season prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the flu vaccination prevented approximately 7.5 million influenza illnesses.
While getting the flu vaccine might seem like a hassle, it can drastically improve your health and immunity this fall and winter by protecting your body against stubborn symptoms and viruses.
Flu shots are changed and improved every year
It is known that different strains of the flu virus circulate every single year. While last year’s flu shot protected you from last year’s strains, immunization from the previous year is no longer effective for this flu season.
Flu vaccinations are reviewed and updated each year, generally protecting individuals from 3-4 different viruses. It is beneficial to get a flu shot each year to help boost your body's response against the virus.
Widely available for those who are eligible
We understand how busy schedules can become, especially in the fall. Kids are going back to school, holiday plans are being made, work becomes increasingly busy, and the list goes on. That is even more reason to protect yourself against the cold and flu before it has the chance to impact your daily life.
The flu vaccination is recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months old. With ultimate convenience, the flu vaccine is available at doctor’s offices, grocery stores, and local pharmacies like Williams Bros. While it takes approximately two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective, at WB we offer walk-in flu vaccines every day of the week. No appointment or scheduling is needed.
Free with Most Insurances
You don’t have to pay a dime for your time. The flu vaccine is free to you with most major insurance plans. Check with your pharmacist during your next visit to WB to see if the flu vaccine is free to you.
Williams Bros. Healthcare Pharmacy offers vaccines and therapeutic injections for your everyday health. Give one of our trusted pharmacists a call at 812-254-2497, and schedule your flu shot today. No matter what life throws your way this fall, you’ll be protected.