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Have a Healthy Holiday!

As the days grow shorter, the temperature is starting to get cold. Winter starts this month and even though we might have a few warm days, it is just as likely to snow.  The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to be prepared for the holiday festivities than to be healthy for all that’s in store?

Spread the Cheer, Not the Illness

There probably isn’t a time of year where people are closer so it pays to be careful. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a very contagious respiratory virus that can be passed down from person to person through sneezing, coughing, hugging or even talking. This type of illness can linger on surfaces, so it’s pretty easy to catch.  A few symptoms include:

  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Runny/stuffy nose

The severeness of each flu season cannot be predicted, however, the best way to prevent the flu is to have an annual flu vaccination.Healthy Holiday prevent flu

Precautions/Tips to Take for the Holiday Season

Flu season can begin as early as October and typically peaks between December and February. Many of us look forward to spending the holidays with our loved ones, so it’s very important that we take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others near you from getting sick. This holiday, take control to stay healthy. By simply washing your hands with soap, using hand sanitizer regularly, eating well-balanced meals (fruits, veggies, lean meats, etc.) and exercising, you’ll overcome this flu season.

Ready for a Checkup?

Are you in need of a checkup? Do you still need to receive your annual flu vaccination? Westland Clinic offers medical care to all ages. Our family practice office provides care for your entire family, as well as offers a wide range of medical care which includes; routine physicals, treatment of acute and chronic diseases and conditions. For more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call today at 734.728.2130 or visit us at our location.

Flu Vaccines have arrived

Flu Vaccinations are in and every flu season is different. It is very important to receive your flu vaccine, healthy people can get sick from the flu and spread it to others as well. Getting your flu vaccine is important to lessen the chance of getting the seasonal flu and spreading it to others.

The flu vaccine works by causing antibodies to develop in the body two weeks after you receive the vaccination, these antibodies protect against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

When people in the community get vaccinated against the flu, it will spread less through your community. Come see our doctors at Millennium Medical Clinic in Westland Michigan and Livonia Michigan and stay well this season.

Contact either Westland Clinic 734-728-2130 or the Livonia office 248-474-2220 today to get your flu shot.