As the calendar transitions into fall and then winter, more than just the temperature changes. The cooler months also bring the potential for viral infections. With the right vaccines, you can arm yourself against the most common seasonal threats. 

At Riviera Allergy Medical Center, we’re committed to keeping you informed and protected, and that starts with understanding the vaccines you need this winter. Take a moment to learn more about three recommendations from Dr. Ulrike Ziegner and the team; flu, COVID-19 and RSV.

Flu: The perennial winter visitor

Every winter, like clockwork, the flu makes its appearance. Symptoms range from mild fatigue and a runny nose to severe complications, especially in older adults or anyone who has underlying health conditions. 

The flu vaccine, updated annually based on global flu trends, is your best shield against this disease. Getting vaccinated at Riviera Allergy Medical Center ensures you’re receiving the most up-to-date protection available.

COVID-19: The new player in town

COVID-19, a term that has dominated headlines in recent years, is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Initially a winter concern, its prevalence has made it a year-round issue. The good news? Vaccines have been developed and refined. 

The COVID-19 vaccine has become a critical tool in our arsenal against this global threat. Remember, getting your shot not only protects you but also helps in achieving broader community immunity.

RSV: The lesser-known but vital vaccine

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might not be as widely discussed as the flu or COVID-19, but it’s a serious concern, especially for children and adults ages 60 and over. In this population, RSV can lead to significant respiratory infections. 

While many might dismiss RSV as just another cold, it has the potential to lead to serious complications. The RSV vaccine acts as a barrier, safeguarding you and your loved ones from potential hospital visits.

Timing is everything

When it comes to vaccines, timing can play a crucial role. At Riviera Allergy Medical Center,, we recommend that you get your shots before the peak of the season, giving your body ample time to build immunity. 

Trusting the experts

In today’s digital age, there’s no shortage of information, but not all of it is accurate. Trusting expert sources and established medical centers like Riviera Allergy Medical Center ensures you’re getting correct information and the right vaccines. 

Your health is invaluable, and ensuring you’re in safe, knowledgeable hands is paramount. By prioritizing recommended vaccinations, you’re taking a proactive step toward keeping it that way. 

Are you ready to embrace winter with confidence and protected health? Let’s ensure you’re winter-ready, inside and out. The peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re protected is unparalleled. 


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