Patient First says get your flu shots

| September 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Patient First LogoFight the flu before it arrives.  Protect yourself and your family by being vaccinated against the virus before flu season starts.  You can get a seasonal flu shot with little or no wait with the Patient First Fast Track Anytime Flu Shot Program.

Flu is contracted by inhaling respiratory droplets produced by coughing or sneezing.  You can also become infected by touching an object contaminated by the flu virus (possible from a hand that covered a sneeze) and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.  Flu symptoms include a high fever, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, extreme fatigue, muscles aches and shortness of breath.

The Patient First Fast Track Anytime Flu Shot Program features:

  •  8 am to 10 pm every day at all Patient First medical centers – walk in anytime.
  • Fast Track Flu shots are for patients who are not allergic to eggs, who do not wish to see a physician, and who are at least 4 years old.
  • If your insurance covers flu shots at Patient First, pay only the copay (which is often $0) or $28, whichever is less.
  • Self-pay flu shot cost is $28

How long does it take the flu vaccine to become effective?  Who should get vaccinated?  Can you get the flu from the flu shot?  Patient First physicians are available to answer these and other questions about flu symptoms and treatment.

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