The CDC recommends getting your annual flu vaccine by the end of October. Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? What are you waiting for? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to talk with you about why the flu vaccine is so important.
What Is the Flu?
The flu virus, also called influenza, is an extremely contagious upper and lower respiratory infection that varies from mild to severe. People are often infected with the flu virus without realizing they are sick. Since the symptoms of the flu virus can take a day or two to appear, many people can spread the flu virus before they are even diagnosed.
- Body aches
- Sore throat
How Much Will My Flu Shot Cost?
Under the Affordable Care Act, the flu shot and other vaccines are required to be covered by most health insurance plans. As a result, you will not need to worry about paying a copay or any other fee when getting your flu vaccine.
Benefits of Flu Shot
- Can save lives, especially in young children and older adults
- Reduces risk of the flu
- Prevents hospitalizations due to the flu
- Protects others around you from getting the flu
Don’t put off getting your flu vaccine. If you haven’t already, now is the time to stop by AFC Urgent Care Knoxville to get yours ASAP!