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Flu Shots in West Bridgewater, MA

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what is a flu shot?

When flu season strikes, it is advisable to be prepared so that you or your loved ones don’t get sick. Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology offers easy and affordable protection against the flu virus. Since the flu virus changes every year, the vaccine is adapted to protect against the three strains that research has determined will cause the greatest illness. If you are properly vaccinated at the beginning of flu season, you can protect yourself from getting sick with the flu, or if you contract a strain of the flu that is not in the vaccine, you may greatly reduce your symptoms. Flu vaccinations also help to stop the spread of the flu, protecting those around you who may not have access to the vaccine or cannot be vaccinated for other medical reasons. Contact our West Bridgewater, MA office to schedule your flu shot today.

What to Expect from a Flu Shot

Before the flu shot can be administered, our primary care team will talk to you to determine if you should receive the vaccine based on your medical history and current health condition. When the appropriate flu vaccine is approved and selected, the injection site will be sterilized with alcohol before the shot is administered with a fine needle. After receiving a flu shot, patients may notice some minor side effects for 1 – 2 days, including a low-grade fever or body aches, as well as redness, soreness, or swelling at the injection site. If you experience any serious concerns or symptoms after your flu shot, please contact our office or go to your nearest hospital.

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Reduce Your Flu Risk

Flu shots are a preventive way to maintain your general wellness and protect you and your family from serious diseases and viruses. Our highly trained staff can help administer these vaccines. Contact Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology in West Bridgewater, MA to book your appointment and learn more.

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Are flu shots and immunizations safe for individuals with chronic health conditions?

Flu shots and immunizations are generally safe for individuals with chronic health conditions, and at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology, our medical team is adept at assessing and managing these cases. Our healthcare professionals review each patient's medical history to determine the suitability of specific vaccines. They take extra precautions to monitor for any potential side effects or interactions with existing medications. Additionally, they provide personalized guidance on how to best prepare for the vaccination process. If you have specific concerns, we are available to address any questions and tailor our approach to your unique health needs.

What should I do if I have a severe reaction to a flu shot or immunization?

Severe reactions to flu shots and immunizations are rare, but Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology is prepared to address them if they occur. If you experience any unexpected symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, or a high fever, you should seek immediate medical attention. Our medical professionals advise patients to stay for a short observation period after receiving a vaccine, which allows us to monitor for immediate reactions. In case a reaction happens later, patients are encouraged to contact the clinic for guidance. The medical team can provide advice on whether to seek emergency care or how to manage milder symptoms at home.

Can I receive multiple vaccinations during a single appointment?

Yes, receiving multiple vaccinations during a single appointment is possible at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology, depending on individual health circumstances. The medical team evaluates each patient's health status to determine which vaccines can be administered together safely. Combining vaccinations can be more convenient, especially for busy individuals or families, and it reduces the need for multiple visits. Our healthcare professionals follow guidelines on vaccine combinations to ensure optimal effectiveness and minimize potential side effects. They also provide information on what to expect after receiving multiple vaccines, so patients are well-prepared.

Are there any age restrictions for flu shots and immunizations?

Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology provides flu shots and immunizations for patients of all ages, following guidelines set by health authorities. We cater to a wide range of patients, from infants to seniors, and customize our approach based on age-specific needs. Pediatric patients, for example, receive vaccines that align with their developmental stage, while older adults are provided with immunizations tailored to their health concerns. The medical team keeps abreast of the latest recommendations to ensure that all age groups receive the appropriate vaccines for their health and well-being.

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