COVID-19 Screening, Vaccination & Flu Shots
COVID-19 infection is so unpredictable that it can affect any individual causing multiple symptoms irrespective of age. For some people, it’s deadly while others don’t even get sick. So, you’ll have to get screened to determine whether you are COVID-19-positive. Furthermore, the good news is opting for COVID-19 vaccination which can significantly reduce the severity of infection.
Similarly, seasonal flu is a respiratory disease that causes mild-to-severe complications for individuals of all ages. Its symptoms are similar to common cold symptoms and last for about two weeks. On average, flu causes 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths across the U.S. every year. The immunity from a one-time flu shot diminishes over time. The good news is getting a flu shot every year can keep you protected and significantly reduce your chance of becoming sick.
Whenever you need COVID-19 screening, COVID-19 vaccinations, or flu shots, count on CareFirst 360. Schedule an in-person or online appointment for a consultation today.
COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Q&A
- Have symptoms of COVID-19 infection
- Attended a gathering event
- Traveled to a risky area
- Got exposed to anyone with COVID-19 illness
- Need to submit test results in school, workplace, or travel
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Dry cough
- Loss of smell or taste
- Nausea & vomiting
- Skin rash
- Fingers and toes discoloration
For both the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and Rapid COVID-19 test, the lab personnel inserts the swab (a long stick with a soft tip) through the nostril or the back part of the throat to collect secretions. They were then transferred to the lab for sample processing and examination to determine whether you’re COVID-19-positive or negative.
Children 6 months and older, teens, adults belonging to any age, and pregnant women should opt for flu vaccination. At the same time, make sure not to opt for a flu shot if you have a fever or a serious allergy reaction.
As flu peaks between December and March, it’s always advised to get the flu shot during October or November.
What are you waiting for? Just schedule your vaccination anytime by calling CareFirst 360 center or booking an appointment online right away. Fear not, get a shot!