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When to Go to Urgent Care in Silver Spring, MD

When it comes to receiving the medical care you need, you have a few choices: You can reach for a first aid kit and attempt to remedy the problem at home. But, what if the injury or illness is beyond your expertise to treat? You can call your family doctor. But, what if it’s after hours and you can’t wait

Everything You Need to Know About Flu Shots

Flu Vaccines in Montgomery County, Maryland & Surrounding Areas We hear it every year as fall starts to roll around: “It’s time to get your flu shot!” “Stay healthy with the flu vaccine!” “Don’t forget to get vaccinated!” But why is it so important to get the flu vaccine? What are the side effects? Where can you go to get your

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Kids and the Flu

As many people know, flu season is right around the corner. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu starts slowly in October and sees an increase in illnesses December through March. While it is important to protect your child, it is also important to understand the virus and its symptoms.

Flu Shot vs. FluMist

There’s only one question to ask when it comes to getting vaccinated for the flu. And it’s not whether or not you should get vaccinated—that’s a given—but which vaccination should you get, the flu shot or the nasal spray vaccine, FluMist. While both vaccinations fight to prevent the onset of influenza, there are pros and cons to both.

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Why Get a Flu Shot?

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If not, why not? Did you know that getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to avoid getting the flu? The flu, or influenza, is much worse than just a bad cold. Getting the flu will keep you home from work or school for several days and make you feel terrible.

How to Beat the Flu

Flu season isn’t over yet. In the past, we’ve written about flu prevention and ways to protect yourself from the flu. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, it’s not too late! Even if you’ve already had the flu this season, you should still consider a flu vaccination. Stop by our walk-in clinic for the flu mist