Flu Shots: Simple, Easy, Effective

While there is always some flu circulating in Texas, the official “flu season” is defined as beginning in the fall. Influenza activity often begins to increase in October and usually peaks between December and March. In this recent podcast, Dr. Dominique IsaacFamily Medicine physician at ARC Anderson Mill, says “Flu season arrives earlier each year, but there are ways you and your family can fight the flu.”

Dr. Isaac offers tips for preventing the flu and for dealing with the flu if you get it. Her main suggestion is to get a flu shot. She says that “flu shots are recommended for children over 6 months of age and adults, especially seniors and those with compromised immune systems.”

Flu shots are now available at ARC clinics. You can get one through a flu shot clinic or from your primary care physician. If you don’t have a primary care physician, Dr. Isaac is currently accepting new patients at ARC Anderson Mill. You can make an appointment with Dr. Isaac online or by calling the clinic at 512-250-5571.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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