We got the chance to talk with Dr. Jeremy Kenter, Emergency Physician with Physicians PremiER, about the upcoming cold and flu season, which is expected to be a tough one.
Physicians PremiER has a special piece of equipment called BioFire. The rapid flu test (which almost everyone uses) will only accurately detect 50% of people with the flu. The more specialized BioFire testing will accurately detect 95% of people with the flu.
When should people get a flu shot?
“As soon as possible! Your immune system doesn’t process the vaccine fully until about 2-3 weeks later.”
How soon do folks need to be tested if they think they have the flu?
“Within 2 days! The medication to treat the flu works best if taken during the first 2 days of illness.”
Learn more about the services offered at Physicians PremiER at www.mdpremier.com.
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