“Moms don’t get sick days.” You know the saying, right? I used to think it was a cheesy marketing tactic to convince parents like me to purchase excessive amounts of over the counter cold medicine. But after becoming a mom, reality sets in…your child doesn’t care one iota if you’re sick. Neither did your job most likely (until this year, of course). So can a busy mom afford to get the flu?
The answer is HECK TO THE NO, especially in 2020. Now, more than ever, we need to protect ourselves from the flu.
Can a Mom Afford to Get the Flu in 2020? Spoiler Alert: No.
I’m usually pretty good about getting the flu shot, I’ll admit. The one year I skipped it (cough, cough 3 years ago), I got the flu right before one of the biggest blog conferences and trips of my career. Typical.
I headed to my local MD Now Urgent Care on a Saturday morning and thought I had a sinus infection. Wrong. It was the flu. 🙁 To this day, I’m so grateful they caught it early and gave me a flu treatment. It literally saved me (and my blogging career for all intents and purposes). I was able to go on my Disney Social Media Moms Cruise and have a good (and healthy) time with my family!
I try not to make it a habit of hanging out at MD Now on a Saturday…even though this selfie (from 2017–pre-COVID) with my mom friend below seems to contradict that statement. But as someone who’s usually scheduled to the hilt, it’s oftentimes the most convenient medical care option for me. That also means it’s now my go-to location for getting the flu shot and I can just swing by–no appointment necessary!
What kind of flu shot does MD Now have?
MD Now offers the Quadrivalent (4-strain) flu shot as its standard seasonal flu vaccine. This provides you with maximum protection at the lowest cost. We even have a coupon for you to get it for FREE HERE! Because when it comes to facing cold and flu season during a pandemic, I feel so much better knowing I can count on MD Now Urgent Care for fast, affordable, and convenient treatment and prevention.
If there’s any chance you think you may have the flu, visit a local MD Now location for influenza testing, treatment and care. For more information to find an MD Now location in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade or Broward County, visit MDNow.com.
And remember to get your flu shot! It’s more important than ever this year.
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