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Flu season begins in the early fall each year and lasts until late spring, leaving you and your family members vulnerable to the virus for the coldest months of the year. The CDC recommends getting an annual flu shot in order to boost immunity for the duration of the season against the most common strains making their way through your community.
It is recommended that everyone receives a flu shot, particularly:
The flu is highly contagious and can spread quickly through an office, school or home. Getting the flu shot is the most effective way of preventing you from getting the flu. After receiving your flu shot (most commonly an inactive or weakened strain of the virus) it will take 2-3 weeks for your immune system to develop resistance to the flu virus, allowing you to be protected during the flu season. By getting vaccinated early in the season, you will be able to remain immune through the end of the season in early spring.
If you are interested in getting vaccinated against the influenza virus, visit AFC Urgent Care Cheltenham today! We will be able to provide flu shots on a walk-in basis and provide treatment for those who contract the virus. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours to best fit your busy schedule and accept most major insurance plans. For questions about our services, please call (215) 935-6777.
Most people get over the flu within a couple weeks of experiencing symptoms like headaches, body aches, sore throat, and runny nose. However, complications can occur: inflammation of the heart and brain, organ failure, and inflammatory response being just a few.
People over 65, people with chronic conditions like asthma, pregnant women, and young children are all at risk of developing complications.
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