Seasonal Updates

FLU

Southside Family Medical Group will be administering the flu vaccination to our patients in the coming months.  We will start mid to late September and will continue through October or until supply runs out.

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses.  It is vital that you are aware of the common flu symptoms and take quick action to minimize the affects:

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Tiredness
  4. Body Aches
  5. Cough
  6. Sore Throat
  7. Runny or Stuffy Nose
  8. Diarrhea and Vomiting (more common in children)

The best protection from the Flu is vaccination.  The Flu Shot is an inactivated vaccine that is given with a needle in the arm.  This shot is approved for individuals 6 months and older.

If you are in the office for an appointment and would like to obtain your vaccination, please ask your nurse.  Please visit our office to obtain your vaccination.