Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CVS MinuteClinic. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating.
It's almost the end of the year but winter is far from over! I know the popular thing is to love summer but I personally love winter – I prefer bundling up to get warm rather than sweating & being hot. I love buying fuzzy socks, jackets & hot drinks. One thing I don't like? Everyone tends to get more sick during this time! Runny noses, stuffy noses, fevers, sore throats – it seems like a never ending cycle – or at least it does in our house. I can finish getting over a cold but then my husband gets it, and when he's done, my son gets it & when he's done, I get it again. We're lucky to get by with 2 weeks without either one of us getting sick. It's not like we don't take precautions but the weather here is crazy – cold one day, super cold the next, feels like a spring day one day, super cold & wet the day after. Is anyone else experiencing crazy winter weather too? Luckily for us, the pharmacy right up the street from our house is CVS & they have a MinuteClinic inside!
The MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic located in select CVS/pharmacy stores in 28 states and DC. They are open 7 days a week with evening hours and you don’t need to make an appointment! I can't tell you how amazing it is for this Clinic to have evening hours. The place where we used to live, the clinic would close at 3:30pm! Having to wait until the next day for a Clinic to open, especially with young kids, can seem like an eternity! MinuteClinic can be a convenient an affordable option, especially during the winter months when physician offices may not be able to provide a timely appointment and the ER and urgent care centers have longer wait times and higher costs. So not only is the MinuteClinic great but it's inside a CVS so it's a great one-stop shop for cough-cold and flu needs.
Feeling a little under the weather?
The symptoms for a cold and the flu are somewhat similar. Check out this great chart below to determine if you have the common cold or are actually suffering from the flu!
I'm hoping that you stay healthy during these cold months but just in case, you can visit MinuteClinic to vaccinate, diagnosis, treat and prescribe for cough-cold and flu, and equip your house with wintertime cough-cold essentials at CVS! To see if there's a MinuteClinic near you, be sure to check out their website or connect with MinuteClinic on Twitter: @MinuteClinic!