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Flu shots are available at AFC Urgent Care Clemson. These vaccines protect against the four influenza viruses that CDC research has indicated will be most common during the upcoming season. They are a great way to protect yourself and your family from missing school or work due to illness, and they protect against some of the more dangerous side effects of the flu.
With rare exceptions, everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine every season. Vaccination to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications is crucial for people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Flu shots are appropriate for most people.
People who SHOULD NOT get a flu shot include:
People who should talk to their health care provider before getting a flu shot:
We know you’re busy, and penciling in time for a flu shot isn’t always easy. AFC Urgent Care Clemson has flu vaccines and is ready to serve your family whenever you’re ready. Either call to reserve your spot or just stop in whenever it’s convenient. You can walk in any time to get your flu shots at AFC Urgent Care Clemson.
The flu can result in complications, including:
Everyone is at risk for flu-related complications, especially those over 65, those with chronic conditions like asthma, pregnant women, and young children. The CDC and AFC Urgent Care Clemson recommend the following people prioritize the flu vaccine:
The benefits of flu vaccination will vary depending on the person being vaccinated, what influenza viruses are circulating this season and even which type of flu vaccine was used. The CDC offers more information on vaccine effectiveness and the current flu season. The main benefits of flu vaccination include:
Common side effects from a flu shot include soreness, redness, and/or swelling where he shot was given, headache, fever, nausea, muscle aches, and fatigue. No, the flu hot does not give you the flu. Although extremely rare, if you have a severe reaction to the flu vaccine, call AFC Urgent Care Clemson or get to the doctor right away.
Urgent Care Clemson has some of the shortest wait times around. The vaccine itself is administered in just a few seconds! Most people find it’s over before they know it.