How Informed on the Flu Are You?

Sick young woman at home on the sofa with a cold, she is covering with a blanket and blowing her nose

Flu season is almost upon us, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.

“The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.  In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918.

It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic.” -Direct quotation from The CDC as noted below

The CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that you receive your vaccine by the end of October if the vaccines are available. They also state that it’s never too late to get your vaccine.

Texpress Urgent Care has preordered the 2018 Flu vaccines and A&B Flu Swabs for the upcoming season. Once the vaccines are available we will begin administering them at low affordable costs. Texpress is a walk-in clinic and is open convenient hours 7 days a week.

How else can you protect yourself?

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid sick persons
  • Eat well and exercise
  • Clean and disinfect your home and work space

If you do contract the flu, Texpress Urgent Care is here! We have experienced caring clinicians to get you the proper treatment quickly and efficiently. We also offer complimentary “Get well soon” kits that include over the counter care and tea to ease your symptoms.

The Texpress Team aims to put the humanity back into healthcare. Let us help you get back to your busy life!

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/1918-pandemic-history.htm