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Flu Shots at AFC Urgent Care Paramus

Flu Treatment and Flu Shots in Paramus, NJ

Flu season is here, and especially in a post-COVID-19 world, getting your flu vaccination as early as possible is critical to stay healthy and prevent getting sick. The influenza virus is highly contagious and spreads quickly throughout communities, within schools, daycares, and nursing facilities.

The flu shot is available for patients over six months old and is recommended for almost all patients of any age. AFC Urgent Care Paramus offers flu shots to patients on a walk-in basis, seven days a week. Visit AFC Paramus to receive a flu shot in time for flu season.

Who should get a flu shot?

The flu shot is recommended for almost all patients over the age of six months old. Patients who have egg allergies or have previously had a severe reaction to the flu shot should consult with their physician prior to getting this year’s vaccination.

Patients who are at high risk for complications from the virus should get a flu shot as early in the season as possible, ideally before Halloween. High-risk populations include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone over the age of 65
  • Young children
  • Employees of schools or residential facilities
  • Patients who are immunocompromised
  • Patients with chronic health conditions

Why should I get a flu shot near Fair Lawn, NJ?

The influenza virus can quickly mutate and evolve, which is why getting the vaccination each fall is critical for immunity. Getting your flu shot can narrow down potential diagnoses if you fall ill. It’s also recommended to get your COVID-19 vaccine as well. This will protect you from the same type of symptoms as the flu and can prevent serious hospitalizations.

When should I get a flu shot?

Because the vaccination takes up to two weeks to take effect, it is recommended to get your flu shot before the end of October, before it gets too cold, and the flu begins spreading through your community. AFC Urgent Care Paramus will be able to administer flu shots throughout the winter.

Walk-In Flu Shots in Paramus, NJ

Patients who are looking for ways to remain healthy throughout the winter and into spring, visit AFC Urgent Care Paramus for your walk-in flu shot today! Our center is open seven days a week and the flu shot is covered under most major insurance plans. For more information or with any questions, please call (201) 262-2010.

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