The Importance of Flu Vaccine

Influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that infect the nose, throat, and the lungs. Each year, millions of Americans get sick with the flu, sometimes it causes mild illness, but it can also be serious especially with younger and older people, and people with existing health conditions. With this, the best way in reducing your risk of getting infected with flu is to get vaccinated every year.

At Doral Health and Wellness, we have the best primary care doctors for you and your whole family. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help you manage and deal with you and your family’s health condition. We also offer different types of vaccination, such as flu vaccine, and immunization for the whole family’s medical needs.

One of the primary reasons why the flu vaccine is important is its ability to prevent the said condition or illness. Vaccination helps to build your immunity against the virus, providing protection against infection. The flu vaccine contains inactivated or weakened strains of the influenza virus, allowing your body to recognize and develop defenses against it. By getting vaccinated, you and your family can significantly reduce your chances of contracting the flu. And even if you do contract the flu after being vaccinated, the vaccine can lessen the severity of your symptoms, shortening the duration of the flu, and reducing your risk of complications.

Also, the flu vaccine plays an important role in reducing the spread of the influenza virus. The flu is highly contagious and can spread easily, especially in crowded places such as schools, workplaces, and public transportation. Vaccination helps to create what is known as “herd immunity”. When a seemingly large portion of a population is vaccinated, it will be harder for the virus to spread, protecting those who are unable to receive the vaccine due to various reasons, such as those who have allergies or have compromised immune systems. If we reduce the spread of the virus, the vaccinated population will be able to help protect those that cannot get the vaccine, such as children, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions.

It is important to note that influenza can be a potentially serious condition that may lead to hospitalization and even death. Receiving the flu vaccine can help prevent the illness, reduce its spread and also help the public’s health. By getting vaccinated, you do not only protect yourself but also your family’s health and those of others.

At Doral Health and Wellness, our team of primary care physicians aims to provide the best health care and services to everyone. We have a family doctor that can help you schedule routine checkups and health screenings to ensure that you and your family are in your optimal health. We also offer other services, such as vaccinations and immunizations. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.

For urgent medical emergencies, you can also visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. We provide urgent and comprehensive care for most health problems. For more info, visit us at http://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com/ or at https://pulmonologistbrooklyn.com.