Flu Cases Are Surging: Here’s How To Get the Protection You Need.
Typically peak flu season spans from December to February, however recent reports state flu activity has increased sooner this year. This spike in flu illness is not only occurring throughout the country but across Texas as well. As of November 26, Texas was one of twelve states ranked with the highest respiratory illness activity level in the U.S. Currently, there is also elevated activity for RSV and COVID-19 across the country. According to the CDC, 7.5% of visits to a healthcare provider this week have been due to respiratory illnesses.
This news serves as an important reminder that staying up to date on your flu vaccine is a great investment for your health every single year. Over time flu strains continuously adapt, therefore the vaccines created to help people fight off the flu virus must keep up with those modifications to maintain effectiveness. For these reasons, you are greatly encouraged to always receive the most recent flu shot as each flu season comes around.
Want to learn more about the flu vaccine?
- Click here to find out how the flu shot works.
- Click here to view the benefits of a flu vaccine.
- Click here to find out who should receive a flu shot.
- Click here for flu updates and track an influenza weekly map.
Flu symptoms can usually include cough, fever, sore throat, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, vomiting and sometimes diarrhea.
Where you can receive your flu vaccine
Flu vaccines at Village Health Partners
Did you know that while you’re visiting Village Health Partners for a normal appointment you can add on the flu shot to get the most out of your visit? It’s not too late if you haven’t received your flu shot yet! Right now is still great timing to get vaccinated to allow your body a chance to build up protection against this year’s flu virus. Just remember it takes approximately two weeks after your vaccine for it to take full effect.
An added benefit of receiving your flu vaccine at Village Health Partners is being in the comfort of your own provider’s office. While getting your flu shot, you will receive the same attentive care as you would with any other service at our office! We make flu vaccinations convenient, simple, and quick - just as they should be. Receiving a flu shot at your physician’s office is also a reliable way to ensure accurate records are kept for all of your vaccinations.
Find flu vaccines in your area
Alternatively, you can also receive your flu vaccine from your local pharmacy or health department. Click here to use the vaccine locator tool to find flu shots available near you.
Have you been feeling under the weather lately?
Click here to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider today or text your preferred location below:
- West Plano Medical Village: Text (469) 382-4891
- Independence Medical Village: Text (469) 382-3548
- McKinney Medical Village: Text (469) 382-3717
- Frisco Medical Village: Text (469) 382-3415
Urgent care is available at West Plano Medical Village on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Text (469) 382-4891 to schedule your weekend appointment!
Village Pediatrics also offers urgent care appointments on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, text (214) 473-2200 to schedule your child’s visit.
Regardless of the date published, no content on this website should ever be used as a replacement for direct medical advice from your primary care provider or another qualified clinician.