SPRINGFIELD, VA, November 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- It's that time of year again-flu season. At Virginia Medical Acute Care (VMAC), Dr. Mark Davis, Springfield, VA doctor, is pleased to offer flu shots for his patients. The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death in those that are high risk, which is why VMAC encourages patients to receive their flu shots as soon as possible.
"We understand that no one ever wants to get the flu and experience a significant illness that can last one to two weeks. With the availability of a flu shot every year, this illness can be prevented. Instead of accepting defeat and dealing with the flu, I encourage all of our patients to visit our office to get the flu shot," said Dr. Mark Davis, a doctor in Springfield, VA.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three flu viruses that research indicates will be the most common during the upcoming season. With one shot, patients can help prevent a couple weeks of misery and lost time from work and play. Everyone who is at least six months of age should get the flu vaccine. It is also important for people who are at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get sick with the flu, including people with certain medical conditions, pregnant women, people 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems for any reason. It is also very important for those who currently live with or care for others who are at a high risk of developing serious complications to receive the flu vaccine, as well.
The best time to receive the flu shot is during a tight period of time in October and November of each year in order for VMAC, a walk in clinic in Springfield, VA, to try to focus on high-risk groups. Over the years, more and more people have wanted the vaccine, so the time period of availability continues to slowly expand. Everyone is strongly encouraged to get the flu shot as soon as it is available in their market.
Patients who are interested in protecting him or herself from getting the flu are encouraged to contact Virginia Medical Acute Care (VMAC), Springfield urgent care, to find out when the vaccine is available. No appointment is necessary to receive the flu shot. Patients are encouraged to call VMAC at (703) 564-5998 to learn more about Springfield, VA availability of the flu shot. And for patients who receive the flu shot, he or she will be entered to win an HDTV.
For more information, patients can also visit the website for VMAC at
About Virginia Medical Acute Care (VMAC): Dr. Mark Davis became one of the country's first board certified specialists in Emergency Medicine in 1983. He opened Virginia Medical Acute Care (VMAC) out of his mission to take a general medicine walk-in clinic, and develop a place where the community could receive non-critical urgent and emergency care. Prior to the initiation of this mission, Dr. Davis, worked in Northern VA's busiest emergency department for 15 years. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Davis has continued to promote the concept that top quality emergency and urgent care for non-critical illness and injury can be delivered in a community-based setting. He has also developed innovative cost and timesaving services in the areas of non-surgical injury care and work-related injuries and illnesses. Working alongside Dr. Davis is Dr. Monica Zink, who was born in England, but is proud to claim joint citizenship in the United States. Her career began over 25 years ago as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Zink graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1996 with a MS degree as a Nurse Practitioner and is Board Certified in Family Practice. She finished her education in 2009 with a Doctorate in Advanced Nurse Practice.
Dr. Mark Davis
5501 Backlick Road, Suite 105
Springfield, VA 22151
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