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Central Tampa - Primary Care & Endocrinology

2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33607

Suite 450

813.875.8453

Fax: 813.377.1390

Schedule Your Influenza Vaccine at Florida Medical Clinic to Protect Yourself this Flu Season

Influenza Vaccine

An influenza vaccine is advisable for most individuals who are six months of age and older. Those who are pregnant, elderly, or have a weakened immune system are especially encouraged to receive an annual flu shot. At Florida Medical Clinic, we’re here to help our patients protect their health in any way possible, and come flu season, this often involves a preventive flu vaccine.

The influenza vaccine changes each year. This is because every flu season is different, and certain strains can be more prevalent that others at different times. Each vaccine is designed to safeguard recipients against the three or four strains of influenza that are predicted to be most common for the upcoming season. However, if a person becomes infected with a flu strain that is not included in the current vaccine, his or her body may be better equipped to address the infection, resulting in fewer and milder symptoms that last for a shorter duration of time. This is why Florida Medical Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that patients receive the most up-to-date influenza vaccine each year.

In addition to receiving an annual influenza vaccine, individuals can also protect themselves (and the people around them) from the flu by:

  • Avoiding contact with other individuals who are sick
  • Frequently washing their hands with anti-bacterial soap, especially after touching items that are shared with or commonly touched by others
  • Covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze

To schedule an influenza vaccine or preventive care consultation at your earliest convenience, contact Florida Medical Clinic today. We have numerous locations to meet your needs.

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