Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu
There’s no doubt about it. Cold and flu season is a sure thing and it’s on the rise this year. Cold and flu season may bring body aches and fever, but there are precautions you can take to keep illness at bay.
Flu Shot Cost
Flu shot cost at our clinics is $30. Be sure to check your insurance policy, however, to see if flu shots are covered. If so, you pay nothing. You must have your insurance card for us to file for payment.
If you want to save money, getting a flu shot is the smart strategy. Consider all of the medicine you will be buying if you do get the flu, and lost income from work if you are not on salary, or lost personal days that would have been your winter or summer vacation- not to mention the potential cost of doctors visits or hospitalizations.
Knowing the Difference Between Cold and Influenza Symptoms
The common cold and influenza are both respiratory illnesses that are caused by viruses. A person has around a 20% chance of getting influenza, but is likely to contract a cold 2-3 times, in an average year. Because these two illnesses have similar symptoms, it is important to understand what makes them different.
The Center for Disease Control states the best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. The CDC recommends all people six months and older get a flu shot, and the optimal time to get your flu shot is during the month of September or October.