The flu season runs from October to May every year. This is the time when the influenza virus is most common in the United States. If you’ve ever had the flu, you know just how unpleasant it is. It can cause a fever, chills, body aches, headaches, a runny nose, and other unpleasant symptoms that leave you feeling run down for days. The flu, which is extremely contagious, is spread through tiny droplets that go into the air when someone who has the virus sneezes, coughs, or talks.
Thankfully, there is something you can to do lessen your chances of getting the flu: get the flu shot. This vaccine is tweaked every year to protect against the strains of influenza that experts believe will be most prevalent that year. The flu shot works by causing the body to develop antibodies that will fight off the virus if you are exposed to it. And, although it is still possible to get the flu after getting the flu shot, those who do usually have milder symptoms than those who didn’t get the vaccination.
While the flu shot is recommended for just about everyone, there are some people who should not get the vaccine. Before you get a flu shot, be sure to check with your physician to determine if the flu shot is right for you.
Fortunately, there are several clinics that offer flu shots located near One 51 Place Apartment Homes. If you’re seeking apartments for rent in Alachua, FL
, you’ll be happy to know that our residents enjoy spacious floorplans, professionally designed color schemes, and community amenities like a clubhouse, pool, business center, and more. For more information on leasing an apartment in our community, contact One 51 Place today.