Now more than ever, we are seeing a stronger focus on immunizations and the role they play in our society. With COVID-19 still affecting the way we live our lives, we begin to slowly move away from summer and into cold and flu season. A major concern for many physicians and patients is compounding the COVID-19 infection with another respiratory illness, such as the cold or flu. When combined, the potential for more severe complications is increased, and the need to remain vigilant about our health is paramount. The best way to protect yourself and your family moving forward into the flu season will be to get the flu shot. This immunization shot will greatly reduce your chances of catching the flu in the 2020 flu season.
Is The Flu Shot Dangerous?
Many people believe that by receiving the vaccination you are putting yourself at a higher risk to catch the flu. This is, however, just a myth. While the vaccine does contain the influenza virus, it has been killed or is in a weakened state before it is injected into you, eliminating the risk for infection. The flu vaccine has been considered safe for everyone with a healthy immune system. If you have a weakened immune system due to illness or disease, talk to your doctor before getting vaccinated. You will want to schedule your flu shot towards the end of September in order to be immune throughout flu season.
The most severe months of flu season are between December and February. Do not wait until it is too late to get vaccinated for the flu this season, instead come into one of Wellspire’s locations in Northeast Houston today.
At this time Wellspire Medical Group is accepting telemedicine appointments for all non-emergency appointments. We will continue to provide our patients with the highest quality of healthcare services and medical treatment in Humble, Atascocita, and surrounding areas. We encourage new and established patients to reach out to us today to learn more about the services we are currently offering and how we can help you stay on top of your health while also taking extra measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you or someone in your family is looking for a new primary care physician make sure you are choosing to work with a doctor that cares, such as the professionals at Wellspire Medical Group.
Wellspire Medical Group
Whether you have a medical concern you want to address with a physician or are seeking long term management and care for a condition you already have been diagnosed with, Wellspire is here for you. We believe every patient deserves a treatment plan that works for their specific needs and lifestyle. At the first sign of an issue, come into one of our two medical facilities. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you at one of our locations. Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as the Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W