There are different strains of the influenza virus, hence, the “A” and “B.” There are more scientific names of each virus and there are subsets for Flu A. Each year, the viruses are scientifically studied and attempted to determine which strain will hit the hardest the upcoming year and the vaccine is created for that strain of the flu. It’s not always an accurate guess.

WHY ISN’T THE FLU VACCINE 100% EFFECTIVE

Because the strains of the viruses are always mutating, the effectiveness of the vaccine isn’t 100% It’s still important to get the flu vaccine. It helps minimize the severity and duration of the symptoms and illness if you do catch it.

IS THERE HELP IF I GET THE FLU?

If you get the flu, with or without the vaccine, treatment is available to help shorten the severity and duration of the illness. It’s especially important for children and the elderly to seek treatment as they are most susceptible to fatalities as a result of the flu.

 

ABOUT URGENT CARE 24/7

Urgent Care 24/7 has 5 locations in Savannah, GA  and will be opening in Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA  in Spring of 2018. Urgent Care 24/7 also owns and operates Bulldog Urgent Care in Athens, GA. Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Urgent Care 24/7 Midtown is the only regional Urgent Care clinic open 24 hours a day. Urgent Care 24/7 is committed to keeping you and your family healthy and functioning your best. Providing complete medical care when you need it, where you need it, Urgent Care 24/7 has coastal Georgia locations in Historic Savannah, Whitemarsh Island, Southside Savannah, Midtown Savannah, and Pooler, GA,  when you search “Urgent Care Near Me,” you are sure to find one close to home.

Urgent Care 24/7 also offers Occupational Health and Employer related services. D.O.T. and non-D.O.T. drug screens are always available.  Employment, Sports, and D.O.T. physicals are available at any clinic on a walk-in basis as well. Full service lab testing is available with in-house and send-out labs. No referral or provider visit is needed for basis lab work. Urgent Care 24/7 also maintains an in-house dispensary so most prescribed medications can be obtained without a trip to the pharmacy, however all prescriptions may be called in to the patient’s pharmacy of choosing.

Waiting in the Emergency Room is now a thing of the past.  No appointment is ever needed to walk in to any of Urgent Care 24/7’s clinics. X-ray and Ultrasound are even available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Urgent Care 24/7 Midtown and no referral is needed.  Urgent Care 24/7 strives to get you feeling better fast with no waiting. All Office Visits are just $99.  There is never an after-hours fee. Consistently rated #1, Urgent Care 24/7 has been voted Best Urgent Care seven times in people’s choice awards. For more information about services, locations, or hours of operation, call (912)234-CARE anytime, day or night, or visit www.UrgentCare247.com.