Avoiding summer sickness


MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – It is summertime! This time of year, we usually think about going to the beach, play dates and going on vacation not getting sick.

But health officials say germs are moving through. In fact, many of our little ones and our big ones have been under the weather this summer. For some, it has been pretty rough.

Dr. Shannon Waters, with Greater Mobile Urgent Care, says summer sickness can hit anyone.

“This summer, we’ve seen a lot of strep throat. That seems to be something that has gone around quite a bit” say Dr. Waters. She adds “We have also seen flu, which I’ve been surprised about but, we have seen it in all of our clinics. Everywhere we have our clinics, we have seen flu.”

HOW TO PREVENT GETTING SICK

Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

For more healthy habits information, click here.

FREE B-12 SHOTS
Greater Mobile Urgent Care is helping you stay healthy and helping the community at the same time.

If you drop off school supplies at any Greater Mobile Urgent Care Clinic Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, you can get either a free B-12 shot or a discounted sport physical. It is part of the clinic’s “Stuff the Bus” Campaign to help students, who may not have everything they need for the start of school.

At the West Mobile clinic located at the corner of Schillinger and Cottage Hill Roads, there will be fun kid’s activities, including the loveable “Stitches the Bear!”

For more information about Greater Mobile Urgent Care, click here.

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