Influenza “flu” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in the United States every year. The best way to prevent the flu is by receiving a flu vaccine each year.
The flu vaccination offers protection from the flu. This is important for everyone and particularly important to those who 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 usually provides partial immunity and will lessen the effects of illness and reduce risks of death or hospitalization.
Unless treated quickly, the flu can result in complications that lead to serious medical conditions such as pneumonia. Total Access Urgent Care is open 365 days per year to diagnose and treat any flu-related symptoms. The top-notch staff is adept at quickly and affordably providing quality care right when each patient needs it.
Total Access Urgent Care has seasonal influenza vaccinations available at all nine area locations. TAUC is open daily with extended hours at the Webster Groves/Rock Hill location from 6am-10pm and standard 8am-8pm hours at the Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Ellisville, South County, St. Charles, St. Louis Hills, Town and Country, and Wentzville locations. For additional information, visit www.TAUC.com.