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Flu Shots in Lyndhurst, NJ
Every year a new vaccination for the flu is released to the public as the influenza virus is constantly mutating. It is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months have a flu shot once a year. Having an annual Routine will prevent the potential of contracting the virus and leading to more serious complications. If you do contract the flu even after getting a shot, your symptoms will be less severe.
How Does The Flu Shot Work?
A flu vaccination works by creating antibodies that begin to appear 1-2 weeks after the vaccination is administered. These antibodies help fight against the infection with the viruses that are associated with the vaccination. With the flu season occurring between the months of October to May, we recommend you are vaccinated sometime during those 8 months. It is best to get vaccinated each year to protect you for the duration of flu season.
AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst would be happy to provide you and your entire family with flu vaccinations. Our walk in center staff will administer the shot on site with no appointment necessary. We offer convenient hours that include nights and weekends to help accommodate a busy schedule. Please visit our urgent care facility at 560 New York Ave in Lyndhurst NJ or give us a call at (201) 345-3839.
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.