HealthCare Express Offers New-Type Flu Vaccine
Scared of needles? Get vaccinated against the flu without having to get a shot. HealthCare Express is now offering FluMist Quadrivalent. It’s a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect you against the flu.
According to a press release, the flu is mainly spread through droplets when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks. The virus typically enters your body through your nose, so FluMist hits it right at the source. HealthCare Express can offer this vaccination option for those nine years old and older! One spritz in each nostril can help protect against the flu.
Like the chickenpox vaccine, FluMist is a live vaccine, containing a weakened form of the influenza virus. These vaccinations are intended to trigger an immune response, not to infect you with the virus. Live vaccines help your body build up antibodies against the virus, and since the FluMist vaccine is administered in the nose, it helps build up immunity where the flu often enters.
People with egg allergies, those taking aspirin or flu medications, or those that have trouble breathing shouldn’t get the FluMist vaccine. Be sure to talk to a HealthCare Express provider about any concerns before you get vaccinated. The provider can help answer any questions or make recommendations as to whether or not FluMist is right for you.
Rapid COVID-19 Testing also available at HealthCare Express.