FastMed Provides Free Flu Shots to Patients


FastMed provides free adult and children's vaccinationsas part of annual health and wellness outreach in NC

Raleigh (I-Newswire) February 22, 2012 - FastMed Urgent Care announced today that they will be providing adult and children's flu vaccination shots for free in North Carolina as part of their annual health and wellness outreach.

"We remain committed to continually supporting healthy living in our North Carolina communities, and one very important way we do that is communicating the need to get your flu shot. By providing this free service we are educating everyone on the importance of preventive medicine for your family and lowering North Carolinian's healthcare costs associated with getting the flu." according to Jason A. Williams MPAS, Ph.D, President and CEO of the Eastern Region of FastMed Urgent Care.

Now is a perfect time to get vaccinated. The Influenza virus has an incubation period and it takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after receiving the flu vaccine shot.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend receiving your flu shot each year, as influenza viruses are always changing, and each season's vaccine is designed specifically for that variant strand of influenza.

Each year approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications.

Children have higher rates of infection as well as pregnant women, and those with a weak immune system or other health conditions are more susceptible.

To receive your free flu shot, walk-in to one of FastMed's 20 locations across North Carolina on any weekday or weekend.

FastMed Urgent care centers both administer the flu vaccine and treat patients that have contracted the flu virus. If you are unsure if you have the flu virus visit your nearest FastMed urgent care center. Basic symptoms of the flu include cough, sore throat, a stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue and in some cases fever, diarrhea and vomiting.

For more information on the flu, how it is spread, and vaccination, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or http://www.flu.gov/.






About FastMed Urgent Care

About FastMed Urgent Care: FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgen   More..t care facilities with locations throughout all North Carolina and in the greater Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson Arizona areas. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to non-emergency patients. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed is owned by Comvest Group, a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.Less..

Contact Information

FastMed Urgent Care
Reuel Heyden
935 Shotwell Rd.
Suite 108
27520
Phone : 919.550.0821

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