When to be Urgent about the Flu?

When to be Urgent about the Flu?

Influenza is often called “the flu” and is a virus that can affect millions of people each year. Recent news has reported multiple flu-related deaths. The medical staff at our Omaha or Bellevue Urgent Care Network locations recommend individuals always take influenza symptoms seriously and consult a medical provider. So when to be URGENT about the flu?

When to be Urgent about the Flu?

Symptoms

Symptoms often associated with influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, and body aches. The virus can persist in an individual for ten days or more. Pregnant women, children and the elderly are at a higher risk of experiencing complications from the virus.

 

Can I Protect Myself?

Each year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) identifies the strains of influenza that they believe will be most-common during the next flu season. Once identified, the weakened strains of influenza are manufactured into a vaccine that becomes highly-effective in preventing individuals from contracting the flu virus. The CDC recommends all adults and children over the age of six months be vaccinated at the beginning of the flu season for maximum protection against the virus. Influenza season usually begins in early November and lasts until March, with peak infections occurring in January and February.

 

Our Services

We want your family to be healthy this flu season. We offer quick, low-cost vaccinations for the entire family. The medical team at any of our Urgent Care Network clinics is here to help seven days a week.

Urgent Care Network of Omaha Clinics in Omaha and Bellevue, NE

Our staff works to provide prompt, personal, and professional care for all of our patients. We try to make sure everyone gets the attention they need in as quick a time as possible. Urgent Care Network of Omaha has three locations in the Omaha metropolitan area. Our three clinics are:

Our staff is here every day of the week to assist with your urgent care needs. You probably won’t need urgent care today, but when you do need medical attention, count on the Urgent Care Network of Omaha clinic near you to provide quality care and convenience.

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