With all the emphasis on covid-19 and the covid-19 vaccinations, people seem to have forgotten the flu. The flu has been around a lot longer than covid-19 and has proven throughout the years that it’s not something that should be ignored or forgotten about. For elderly or seniors, the common flu can be deadly. In fact, the flu was covid before covid ever existed. Because of the inherit dangers associated with seniors getting the flu it’s just as important to get a flu shot as it is to get a covid-19 vaccine.
The house call doctors and physician assistants at OnCallCare are experienced and qualified to come to your home and provide flu shots to you or your elderly family members and loved ones. With so many locations available to get a flu shot, the most convenient of them all is in the comfort and safety of your own home. Getting a flu shot for seniors or elderly at home has a lot of advantages vs going out and getting a flu shot the old fashion way which is in a pharmacy, doctor’s office or hospital. Here are just a few of those advantages
It goes without saying that having a doctor or physician assistant come to your home is a lot more convenient then have to leave your home to see a doctor but for seniors and elderly individuals it’s even more convenient. When a person gets up in age, getting out of the house can easily turn into an all-day affair even if it’s for a simple drive to the local pharmacy for a flu shot. Most seniors no longer drive so they have to rely on alternative methods of transportation to make it to their flu shot appointments. Some seniors have family members or friends to get them to the flu shot location while others are not so lucky and have to rely on public transportation. Before a senior can even get to their flu shot appointment, they still have to get ready. Sometimes getting ready can take a lot of time and effort due to a variety of reasons from mobility issues to cognitive issues. The house call doctors and physician assistants at OnCallCare have a more convenient solution for seniors that want to get a flu shot. Get your flu shot at home and give OnCallCare a call today at one of our convenient locations.
The pandemic is real and covid-19 is not going to just go away. Covid infected patients go to the doctors to get tested and treated for covid so why take the risk of bring a senior or elderly loved one or family member to location that is potentially full of covid-19 infected patients for a flu shot. It would be a real tragedy if an elderly person became infected by covid-19 because they went out to get a flu shot. Statistics and scientific data has shown that the two groups that are the most likely to get hospitalized or worse from covid-19 are people with pre-existing conditions and the elderly. In most cases, due to natural aging, seniors have one or more pre-existing conditions. Why take the risk? Why put a loved one or senior family member at risk for a flu shot when there is a better alternative. Give OnCallCare a call today and find out more about how we can have one of our house call doctors and physician assistants come to your home and administer flu shots to your elderly loved ones and family members.
Getting a flu shot at home does not cost more than getting a flu shot in a hospital, doctor’s office or local pharmacy. In fact, getting a flu shot at home in most cases is more cost effective. When you add in the cost of transportation, gas, and put a monetary value on the time spent going to and from a flu shot appointment it ends up making an at home flu shot cheaper in the long run.
Give OnCallCare a call today at one of our convenient locations and experience the advantages of getting a flu shot at home. One of our highly trained and professional house call doctors and physician assistants will come to your home and provide your senior or elderly loved one or family member the same quality flu shot they would receive in a designated flu shot distribution location.