Frequently Asked Questions About Flu Prevention

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to get vaccinated.

Contact or visit U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group for your vaccination during the next flu season.

Q: What is the best way to prevent the flu?
A: Protect yourself and reduce the risk of exposing your family, friends and co-workers by getting a flu shot at your local U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group.

Q: When is the best time to get a flu shot?
A: The flu shot can be given at any time during the flu season. If you are at high risk, get vaccinated early in the season. It is best not to delay; but if you do, it's still better to get it late than not at all.

Q: Even if I get a flu shot, can I still get the flu?
A: No vaccine is 100% effective, but generally, the flu shot protects most people. Other viruses also circulate during flu season, giving you symptoms that can feel like the flu. The flu shot will not protect you against those.

Q: Will I catch the flu if I come in contact with people who are sick?
A: Flu germs are spread through coughing, sneezing and touch. Washing your hands often may help prevent the spread of flu germs.

Q: How serious is the flu?
A: The flu can lead to pneumonia and has been reported to have hospitalized 200,000 and killed 36,000 people each year.

Q: What are the symptoms?
A: Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue. Some may also experience vomiting and diarrhea.

For vaccination of children under age 12, consult with your nearest U.S. HealthWorks medical center to determine appropriate vaccination locations. Please note: We are not a participant of and cannot accept Medicare patients. Federal Law prohibits Medicare recipients from paying by cash, check or credit card for Medicare-covered services.