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Flu Shot Vaccinations in Myrtle Beach, SC

Flu Shots

Flu shots can be the difference between a healthy winter and a season spent feeling under the weather. The annual vaccination is your greatest defense against the seasonal flu, protecting not just you, but also those around you from falling ill.

At Family Medicine of SayeBrook, we take your health as seriously as you do. That's why our flu vaccination service was designed with your convenience in mind. We know how busy life can get, but that shouldn't stop you from taking care of your health. That's why we offer flu shots at our friendly clinic in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Our friendly healthcare professionals will be ready to welcome you, provide the flu shot, and answer any questions you might have. It's quick, it's simple, and it's the easiest way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the seasonal flu. As your local primary care provider, we're always here to help keep you healthy.


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Flu Prevention at Family Medicine of SayeBrook

The Importance of Flu Vaccinations

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true when it comes to protecting yourself from the flu. Influenza, or the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can lead to serious complications, hospitalizations, and even death.

The flu virus mutates each year, making it difficult for our bodies to build immunity against it. That's where flu shots come in—by introducing a small dose of the inactive virus into our bodies, we can trigger our immune system to develop antibodies to fight off the virus, preparing it to combat the flu if you're exposed to it later.

Plus, getting a flu shot not only protects you but also those around you. By getting vaccinated, you are reducing the risk of spreading the virus to others who may not be able to receive the vaccine, particularly those more vulnerable to severe flu complications, like young children, older adults, and individuals with chronic health conditions.

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, SC, Family Medicine of SayeBrook has been a trusted primary care provider in the community since 2007. We're dedicated to looking after your health and ensuring your winter season is a healthy one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get a flu shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older receive an annual flu shot, with rare exceptions for certain allergies or medical conditions. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about whether the flu vaccine is right for you.

When is the best time to get a flu shot?

The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October before the peak of flu season hits. However, it's never too late to get vaccinated, and we offer flu shots at Family Medicine of SayeBrook throughout the winter months.

Does the flu shot cause the flu?

No, the flu shot contains an inactive virus that cannot cause illness. It is normal to experience mild side effects such as soreness or redness at the injection site, headache, or low-grade fever for a day or two after receiving the vaccine, as your body responds to develop immunity. Though these side effects can be uncomfortable, they are much less severe than getting the flu itself.

How can I get started with the best primary care doctors in Myrtle Beach?

Getting started with Family Medicine of SayeBrook is easy! You can request an appointment by filling out our easy-to-use online form, or give our office a call at (843) 293-8850. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help schedule your first visit with one of our experienced family medicine doctors. We look forward to seeing you!

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