Flu season is on, you can still get vaccinated
Flu season is on, you can still get vaccinated. The 2023 flu season will be active until May 20. In this period it is easy to catch the flu. The flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus that is spread when infected people cough, sneeze, or talk.
Flu patients present a picture of fever, cough and sore throat that usually lasts between three and seven days. In some cases the feeling of discomfort can last up to two weeks.
However, the flu can be complicated by bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinusitis and aggravation of chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes, conditions that can be life-threatening.
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against the flu and its potential complications. Especially in the most vulnerable population, which are people over 65 and those under two.
If you have health insurance and are not vaccinated, you have time to protect yourself from the virus, keep in mind that it takes two weeks for the vaccine to fully protect you.
Although the cost of a flu shot is not very high, most health insurances cover flu shots: Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, even some health plans.
If you want to know another of your health insurance benefits, contact Univista Insurance. Flu season is on, you can still get vaccinated.