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Flu Season Management


Flu Season Management

About Flu Season Management

Enrolling in flu season management is an easy and effective way to reduce your risk of illness during the flu season, which typically runs from October through May. At AssociatesMD, with offices in Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, and Dania Beach, Florida, the team provides flu season management to adults. They use immunizations, patient education, and healthy lifestyle changes to prevent the flu and its related complications. Call the nearest AssociatesMD office today to schedule a flu season management appointment, or book your visit online.

Flu Season Management Q & A

What is flu season management?

Flu season management is a primary care subspecialty focused on flu prevention. The influenza virus (the flu) is a contagious upper respiratory illness that attacks the nose, throat, and lungs. It’s present throughout the year but particularly prevalent during the fall, winter, and early spring when temperatures are cooler, and people spend more time indoors.

Since the flu spreads rapidly, there’s no surefire way to prevent it. However, there are ways to slow its spread. Flu season management focuses on these methods to protect you and your loved ones year-round.

Who should consider flu season management?

If you’re concerned about getting sick with the flu virus, consider flu season management at AssociatesMD. That’s especially true if you’re 65 or older or have some underlying medical condition like diabetes, asthma, or heart disease that increases your risk of severe outcomes.

Flu season management is also a good idea if you’re pregnant. Vaccination protects you and your baby from the flu, reducing the risk of pregnancy complications.

What does flu season management involve?

The AssociatesMD team tailors flu season management to your health history and needs. It often includes:


The easiest and most effective way to prevent the flu virus is by getting an annual flu shot. The flu shot is an immunization that teaches your immune system to identify and fight off the four most common influenza viruses.

Once the shot’s contents enter the body, the immune system builds an adaptive immune response, reducing severe outcomes like hospitalization and death.

Flu prevention education

You can do several things to reduce your risk of catching the flu. For example, washing your hands throughout the day, covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze, and avoiding crowded spaces can prevent exposure to the flu virus.

The AssociatesMD team makes personalized recommendations that align with your lifestyle and needs.

Healthy lifestyle changes

People burdened with weak or compromised immune systems are likelier to get sick with the flu. Thankfully, there are ways to fight back. These include drinking plenty of water, getting at least eight hours of sleep each night, and eating a balanced, nutritious diet.

Contact AssociatesMD today to explore the benefits of flu season management. Call the nearest office today to schedule an appointment, or book your visit online.