More than 200,000 people are hospitalized in the United States each year due to influenza-related complications, and annual direct costs of influenza are estimated at $4.6 billion across the nation. Hospitals, medical clinics and urgent care centers will soon be flooded with patients complaining of sinus congestion, sore throat, fever and body aches.
Influenza "flu" vaccination offers protection from the flu. It also provides crucial protection to those that are at greatest risk of serious illness from the flu, especially older adults, people with chronic health conditions, and young children. During most flu seasons, flu vaccine provides complete protection to most recipients, but even in cases where vaccination "fails," it often provides partial immunity and will lessen the effects of illness and reduce risk of death or hospitalization.
Unless treated quickly, the flu can result in complications that lead to serious medical conditions such as pneumonia. Board certified physicians at Total Access Urgent Care are available 365 days per year to treat any flu-related symptoms. The top-notch staff is adept at quickly and affordably providing quality care when needed.
Influenza prevention is key to reducing or eliminating the debilitating and occasionally catastrophic effects of the illness. Total Access Urgent Care has seasonal influenza vaccinations available now at all six area locations. Simply walk-in to the Rock Hill location from 6am-10pm or visit the Chesterfield, Town and Country, South County, St. Louis Hills or St. Charles locations from 8am-8pm. Flu vaccinations are offered at minimal cost for both insured and uninsured. Visit TAUC.com or call 314-961-2255 for more information.