Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC
Internal Medicine, Pediatric and Walk-In Clinics located in Franklin, TN & Brentwood, TN.
Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, offers flu shots at both offices in Brentwood and Franklin, Tennessee, so that you can protect yourself, your friends, and your family. Getting a yearly injection to prevent the transmission of influenza is safe as well as socially responsible. Our team of board-certified internal medicine and pediatric specialists are ready to provide the flu shot to prevent any dangerous complications from contracting the flu. Schedule an appointment online or call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, today.
Why are flu shots important?
The flu shot is a vaccination that needs to be applied annually, so as to protect you and your family from the flu. Influenza is a virus that mutates rapidly, meaning that it changes every year. As medical researchers study the flu and create a new vaccine every year, you can receive protection from the most prevalent flu strains.
As well as other vaccines, flu shots work by introducing attenuated or killed pathogens into your body. The components in the vaccine trigger your immune system and stimulate the production of antibodies to fight off the virus, yet they cannot make you sick. As the antibodies stay in your body, your body will be ready to fight off the infection and help you stay healthy, if coming in contact with the flu virus.
Why are flu shots important?
The flu can be a potentially dangerous illness, so flu shots are of high importance. Every year, healthcare professionals across the United States provide 31.4 million outpatient appointments to diagnose and treat the flu, and hospitalize more than 200,000 people. Additionally, during the 2017/18 flu season, over 80,000 Americans died from the flu and related complications.
The most vulnerable segments are children and the elderly, as well as anyone with a compromised immune system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone over the age of 6 months to have a flu shot. By getting a flu shot, you’re not just protecting yourself from illness, but also protecting your family and your community.
Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, offers annual flu shots. In addition to this, our healthcare providers can answer all your questions about the vaccination.
Do I need a flu shot every year?
Getting a flu shot every year is of high importance. As the flu virus mutates rapidly, every year it is slightly different, so aiming at having your flu shot as early in the season as possible is the best option. The flu season usually starts in October and peaks in January or February.
Call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, to receive your annual flu shot with your family today.