Flu season is rapidly approaching, starting in September and extending through Memorial Day in the spring. The flu virus is highly contagious and can make its way through households, offices, retail teams and classrooms. People of all ages can catch the flu. The most effective way to prevent getting the virus is by getting an annual flu vaccination at AFC Urgent Care Louisville and Boulder, which will provide protection against the current, active strain, starting in the early fall.
Should I get vaccinated against the flu?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of six months receives a vaccination against the flu virus annually. The shot is effective for about six months, providing you with protection for the season.
Patients who may be at higher risk for complications from the virus should get a flu shot as soon as possible. This include pregnant women, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems or chronic health conditions.
Benefits of the Flu Shot
Because the virus is so contagious and is constantly mutating, the most effective way to prevent getting sick is by getting vaccinated each year. By getting your flu shot early in the season, you will be able to give your body time to adjust to the shot and become immune to the virus.
The flu vaccine typically takes between two and three weeks to take effect and by getting the shot as soon as it is available, you will be able to reduce the risk of being vulnerable when the virus is spreading through your community.
On the chance you still get the flu, getting the shot will help lessen your symptoms.
Flu Shots for Walk-In Patients in Louisville, Boulder, Superior and Surrounding Areas
If you are high-risk for developing complications from the influenza virus or want to provide your family with additional protection, visit AFC Urgent Care Louisville and Boulder for a flu shot this fall! Flu shots are covered by most insurances, and we offer low costs for those without insurance.
For questions about the flu shot, please call 720-961-9700.