The majority of the country is sick with the flu and it is on its way to Orange County, California!  If you avoid the flu shot because you believe that “you never get sick” or “you can beat it”, you my friend are wrong.  It doesn’t work that way.  Not only does a vaccine serve to protect you from the flu, it also protects everyone you come in contact with from the virus.  A normal flu strain is not as detrimental to a healthy young person, but for children and older people, it can be deadly.  Over 24,000 people in America die from the flu every year!

The Urgent Care at Newport Center offers readily available flu shots.  You can walk in or call to make an appointment that will increase your protection this flu season. We are seeing many positive cases every day, so please do not wait!

By now you have probably heard that the “experts” missed the strain of flu that is currently infecting the nation.The U.S. health agency issued a health advisory to doctors which noted that flu virus samples taken from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22 showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza.  A flu strain contained in the current H3N2lu shots for 2014-2015 suggested the virus had drifted. Even so, they are still urging people to get protected and to get a flu shot now.

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