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RSV & Flu Testing in South Plainfield, NJ

Respiratory syncytial virus or “RSV'' is one of the latest public health concerns impacting seasonal health in children and some adult patient groups. RSV is a respiratory virus that spreads quickly in communities in the same way as other common illnesses, such as common colds and influenza. Small children and infants under the age of 2 are the most at-risk for serious health complications. According to the CDC, RSV has led to a major surge in hospitalizations and ER visits among children in 2022.

Influenza cases are also a serious concern as cases are rising and more seasonal illnesses, like common colds and COVID-19, complicate diagnoses for patients. Patients can visit our South Plainfield clinic to get seasonal flu vaccines as well.

Visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield today for same-day RSV testing and flu testing at our local walk-in clinic. Simply get tested for RSV, flu, and other illnesses without the need for an appointment. In fact, we encourage patients to visit during our normal operating hours to get walk-in care in a short wait.

RSV Basics and Overview for Parents and Households:

RSV is respiratory illnesses that can quickly spread through respiratory droplets, like cold and flu, but impacts very young children disproportionately. Providers alert households with young children (2 years and younger) that RSV can lead to serious pneumonia and respiratory complications that could require emergency care. Our team encourages parents to get RSV testing immediately when small children in the primary risk category have symptoms.

Early symptoms to look for include congestion, runny nose, and cough. These are key indicators of RSV if the virus is more prevalent in your child’s community. Providers highly recommend getting older adults tested when they have symptoms since older adults (65 and older) are also a high-risk category.

RSV Symptoms Tested and Treated in South Plainfield, NJ

Late 2022 illness surveillance and reporting finds that RSV is a major illness risk throughout the U.S. The virus has spread at the national level and is likely to cause health complications in both high-risk groups with mild symptoms in healthier risk groups.

Please visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield if you or your children have any of the following signs of RSV:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Fever and headache
  • Fatigue

Patients that have RSV symptoms, or have young children with RSV, should immediately visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield to get same-day treatment and testing for RSV. Providers are available to ensure that your children and family members are safely tested and coordinate the next steps for treatment.

Influenza Basics and Overview for Parents and Households:

Influenza or “the flu” will always be a major seasonal illness risk among children and adults alike in the U.S. According to the CDC, flu impacts anywhere between 3% and 11% of the U.S population each season in diagnosed cases. Untreated and untested cases could likely inflate projected numbers.

Flu season spreads in the middle of autumn and ends in the winter. Severe cases and strains of flu are likely to extend to the early springtime. To prevent the spread of flu, make sure to frequently wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and limit contact with large groups indoors. One of the greatest risk factors for spreading flu includes gathering indoors, especially in larger crowds. Avoid flu season risks with these preventive care tips as well as staying from large indoor crowds when possible. These are very effective ways to prevent flu infections.

Flu Symptoms Tested and Treated near South Plainfield, NJ

Flu season added various complications when assessing various illness symptoms and determining the next steps for further care. At AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield, patients get same-day testing for flu symptoms with follow up care as needed. All patients need to do is provide a quick summary of their potential risks along with the following symptoms they currently have.

Some of the most common flu symptoms we can test and treat include:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Fever
  • Headache and Fatigue

Flu can quickly spread from communities to households if left untested. Make sure you call or simply visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield whenever you need to get flu testing. We are happy to test and recommend flu shots, as well as help follow up with your care needs.

Patients have to simply visit our walk-in clinic to get flu testing services and follow up care. Just visit as soon as you have time and we can diagnose flu symptoms right away. Patients may also use online booking to plan their flu testing in advance.

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