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Seasonal Flu Shots in Springfield & West Springfield, MA

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The influenza virus, or the flu, affects millions of people per year, with hundreds of thousands of patients requiring hospitalization. The flu can result in further complications especially for the elderly, children, and sick. However, it is also easily prevented with a single dose vaccination. The flu shot is created each year and tailored to combat the flu strains that will be prominent for the current flu season, and is effective for about six months.

For an up-to-date flu vaccine, visit AFC Urgent Care Springfield or AFC Urgent Care West Springfield this fall. 

Flu symptoms

Symptom’s of the flu can vary between person, and they can range between mild to more severe. Symptoms of the influenza virus include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Body chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Stuffed or running nose
  • Congestion

What does the flu shot do?

The flu shot exposes your body to a dead or weakened strain of the influenza virus, which prompts your immune system to begin creating antibodies, which fight off the virus. The flu shot will not make you feel symptoms of the flu. You may experience soreness and redness where the shot was administered. The vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, which is why it is recommended to get a flu vaccine as early as possible in the fall, between late September and early October.  

Should I get a flu shot?

The flu shot is recommended for most people older than six months. Exceptions apply to patients who had an adverse reaction to a past flu shot, infants younger than six months and patients who have egg allergies. Patients considered to be high-risk for complications, including pregnant women, seniors, and patients with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems, should consult with their physician about the best time to get a flu shot for full protection throughout the season.  

Walk-In Flu Shots in Springfield & West Springfield, MA

Visit one of AFC Urgent Care’s convenient locations in Springfield or West Springfield this fall for a flu vaccine. We administer flu shots on a walk-in basis seven days a week, so you never need to worry about fitting in an appointment in your busy schedule. We offer convenient hours that go into the night and on weekends. Most major insurance plans are accepted and cover flu shots. We have low costs for any self-pay patients. 

AFC Urgent Care Springfield, MA
415 Cooley St #3
Springfield, MA 01128
413.782.4878
springfieldteam@afcurgentcare.com

West Springfield, MA
18 Union Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
413.781.0100
westspringfieldteam@afcurgentcare.com

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  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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