Are All Flu Shots the Same?

Every year there are multiple types of flu shots that are available to the public. How does someone know which one is best for them?  The first thing to understand is that not all flu shots are created equally.  Some cover you against three strains of the flu while others cover against four.  These are referred to as Trivalent and Quadravalent flu shots.  So which is better?  The additional of protection against a potential fourth strain of the flu is best, so the Quadravalent flu shots are recommended.

Tips for avoiding the flu this year:

  1. Get your flu shot
  2. Wash your hands frequently
  3. Avoid contact with people who are sick
  4. If you be believe you may have the flu come to ChoiceOne Urgent Care as soon as possible

Some of the most common side effects of the flu shot include:

  1. Pain or redness where you got the shot
  2. Headache
  3. Tiredness
  4. Muscle aches
  5. Feeling unwell (malaise)

For more information, contact ChoiceOne Urgent Care at 888-CHOICEONE (246-4236), or talk to your provider.

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