Every year, Americans go through the “flu season” throughout the fall and winter as the highly contagious influenza virus begins to spread among friends, family, and co-workers. The length and severity of the flu season can vary, but the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with influenza is a simple flu shot offered at Argyle Urgent Care (AUC).
What is the Flu Vaccine?
The flu shot is created by using either inactive or weakened (attenuated) samples of the virus that cannot infect patients. The vaccine prompts the immune system to create specific antibodies that are ready to protect the body if the virus is introduced to the body. There are many different types and strains of influenza, so each year, medical experts determine what will be the most common flu viruses for the season to create the trivalent (three-component) and quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines that will be made.
Our experienced staff can quickly and efficiently help you and your family get flu shots at our location to stay protected for this year’s flu.