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Flu Vaccinations Available in The Westland and Livonia Area

Flu Vaccinations

A flu vaccination is essential for your family to help prevent the flu virus in your home. Nobody likes to take time off work or school because of the flu. So prepare your family this year by getting a flu vaccination in your area as soon as possible. The elderly, pregnant women and young children are highly recommended to get a vaccine because they are considered high risk. Flu can cause long-term conditions in high-risk patients.

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccines Not Recommended

This year, the nasal spray vaccines are not recommended, and only injectable shots should be used. The flu vaccinations have been updated to help combat the influenza A(H1N1) virus. The bad thing about the flu virus is it is constantly changing. Each year the CDC monitors and updates the vaccine as needed to help combat the virus.

At Westland Clinic, we suggest you should get the vaccine before the flu starts spreading in your local area. After you have had the vaccination, it takes about two weeks for the antibodies to develop to help fight off the flu virus. The timeline is usually by the end of October for your vaccination. Some children or elderly may require two doses of the vaccination. There is a reason that this time of year till about January, it is labeled as “Flu Season”. Do not be one of the victims of the flu virus, get your vaccinations today.

It is estimated that 9 million to 35 million people each year in the United States come down with the flu. Do not be one of those sick patients, schedule your appointment today at Westland Clinic for your flu vaccination. We offer flu vaccinations for all of Westland, Livonia, Garden City, Canton and the surrounding areas. Some insurance even covers the cost of a flu shot. If you have questions give us a call today at  734.728.2130.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Coming this October is breast cancer awareness month. Every year, breast cancer affects millions of women all across the country. Make sure to schedule an appointment for your annual checkup every year.  Also take the time to visit great charity organization such as the Susan G. Komen foundation, that helps in the research and prevention of breast cancer.

Avoid the Flu in Michigan!

With Michigan’s flu season at it’s prime, every day more and more people are getting infected. Knowing how you can prevent yourself from catching the bug can reduce your chances of getting sick significantly.

Besides the obvious prevention of getting the flu shot, there are some things you can do on your own. Because the flu can be transferred by both direct and indirect contact, hand washing is number one. If someone coughs or sneezes into their hands, then touches a doorknob or any other object that object is contaminated. The flu virus is able to survive between 2 and 8 hours on surfaces. Washing your hands very frequently can help reduce the chances of becoming infected. Tissue

Along with washing your hands, covering your coughs and sneezes is also very important. Many people have a horrible habit of using their hands to cover their coughs or sneezes. When doing so, anything you touch between your sneeze/cough and washing your hands is contaminated. Using a tissue or your elbow to cover your cough/sneeze can reduce the transfer of germs.

You may be fortunate enough and not become victim of the flu, but you should always know the symptoms in case you do become sick. The flu can vary from person to person, meaning they can be mild for some, or severe for others. Common symptoms of the flu are: headache, muscle ache, fever, chills, coughing, sneezing, or runny nose. Symptoms can occur suddenly and can differ from person to person.

If you think you may have the flu, or want to get your flu shot, contact Millennium Medical Group Westland or Livonia location today to get proper treatment.