Primary care physicians should check the flu shot package for any changes, and for any possible side effects.
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Primary care doctors also want to know if there are any new or different strains of flu circulating, so they can monitor those strains.
If there is, then they need to take extra precautions, such as not sharing cold packs, staying hydrated, and using masks.
Primary care physicians also want a flu shot, but they don’t want to rush the shots to their patients.
Primary care doctors should wait until all other tests have been performed and before taking the shot.
The flu shot contains a dose that is designed to be taken in a controlled setting.
It is also very safe to take and it may prevent severe complications, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.
If you have questions about the flu, call the National Vaccine Information Center at 1-800-332-7767.