The 2018 Flu Season & Fall Flu Clinics

Sep 6, 2018 | Featured, Healthy Living, News

Fall is right around the corner, and with the changing colors and cooler temperatures comes “flu season.” The flu season typically occurs from October to March, but it can linger well into May. The flu shot is an important preventative step in protecting you and your family from getting sick. It’s best to get the shot early, before the flu begins spreading in the community. It takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the protective antibodies to fully develop, so the CDC recommends to get the shot by November 1st. However, vaccination anytime during flu season will provide benefits.

Foil the Flu

Wash your hands. Regularly cleaning your hands (as well as your door knobs and handles, cell phones, your children’s toys and other frequently used items) will help prevent the spread of germs.
Nourish your body. Continue to eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables to aid your immune system in warding off sickness.
Catch some zzz’s. Getting enough sleep is key to keeping illness away.
Protect yourself and others around you. The flu vaccine helps your body create a special defense to fight off the flu.

Uh-oh! Not Feeling Well?

Stay home. Avoid sharing your sickness with friends and co-workers and steer clear of any other illnesses while you’re recovering from this one.
Rest. Take some time to relax and recuperate. This can mean cozying up with a good book, catching up on favorite TV show or napping… lots of napping. 
Seek care, if needed. Call for a same-day appointment with your primary care provider or visit an urgent care clinic that can provide you with some relief. 

AFM Flu Shot Clinics

We are offering Saturday flu shot clinics at three of our locations this fall:

Saturday, September 15th
CSU Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Horsetooth Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Windsor Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 29th
CSU Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Horsetooth Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Windsor Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 20th
CSU Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Horsetooth Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Windsor Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your flu shot. Or, just stop by during any of our Saturday flu shot clinics.

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