Stay Healthy: Should You Get a Flu Shot?

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - As the mercury drops and the leaves start to change, we can enjoy saying goodbye to hot weather health issues like allergies, sunburns and heat-related illnesses. But with the fall season comes new health issues, primarily the flu.

The best way to keep the flu at bay? Get a flu shot. If you’re debating whether or not to get a shot this year, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Flu shots are important for pregnant women and children who are in close contact at school, as they are prone to catching the bug. For them and those with chronic illnesses, the flu can be much more than a passing thing. However, the CDC found that flu shots helped reduce the number of hospitalizations for adults by more than 70 percent, and that number jumped to around 77 percent for adults over age 50.

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Looking for a convenient place to get the flu shot you need? Doctors Express urgent care centers are the perfect place for families to get their flu shots before the season is in full swing. With extended evening and weekend hours, clinics are able to serve busy families and keep you in good health all year.

In addition to getting a flu shot, here are some other tips for staying healthy during flu season.

●     Wash your hands! Make sure to use soap and warm water. Hand sanitizer is a good substitute if you can’t wash properly.

●     Clean objects and surfaces thoroughly with disinfectant.

●     Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth, as germs are easily spread through contact with these areas.

●     Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough. Coughing into your arm can also help keep the germ spread to a minimum.

●     Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

●     If you are sick and have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever breaks.

●     If you are sick, avoid contact with others to avoid spreading any germs.

Doctors Express Urgent Care in West Orange is a state-of-the-art urgent care center open extended hours seven days a week.  Walk-ins are welcome, most insurance plans are accepted, and we offer a comprehensive suite of in-house services that include digital x-rays and on-site lab testing. All patients are treated by board-certified physicians and our wait times are comparatively short.  Visit us at 464 Eagle Rock Avenue (across from Whole Foods) in West Orange or call us at 973-669-5900.  We’re open weekdays from 8am – 8pm and weekends from 8am – 5pm.

 

 

 Doctors Express, a leading national urgent care provider, opened its newest state-of-the-art facility in March to serve local residents and businesses. We are located in West Orange at 464 Eagle Rock Avenue next to Team Capitol Bank.

 Doctors Express provides quality, convenient, and affordable medical care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts and bruises, sprains to fractures, and coughs to colds and much more. Travel vaccinations, flu shots, sports and camp physicals are also available as well as DOT and pre-employment physicals and alcohol/drug testing. Appointments and referrals are not required with prompt care offered on an extended-hours basis, seven days a week.

Doctors Express is open weekdays from 8am-8pm and weekends from 8am-5pm. Doctors Express accepts most insurance plans and provides a comprehensive suite of medical services including digital x-rays, on-site laboratories, and prescription medicine dispensation. Patients are always treated by licensed and board-certified physicians who are passionate about the practice of medicine. Doctors Express emphasizes respect and compassion and strives to provide the highest quality medical care in a convenient manner.

For more information please call us at 973-669-5900 or visit our website at:

www.doctorsexpresswestorange.com

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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