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Influenza (or Flu) is a common viral infection that could spread very easily from person to person, which ends up making million each year miss work, school, and other important commitments.
Before flu season begins to peak, make sure you get your updated flu shot at AFC Urgent Care Swampscott!
The flu is highly preventable if patients remember to get their flu shot. Patients over the age of six months are recommended by medical providers to receive updated flu shots. The sooner you get your flu shot the more likely you’ll stay protected from the flu throughout the year.
Influenza can affect people in any age group, especially individuals within high-risk groups. Some typical symptoms of seasonal flu are fever, cough, muscle and joint pain, tiredness, sore throat and runny nose. Even though most people could recover from those symptoms within a week or so, the infectious disease could still be fatal to high-risk groups of people.
Every year, the flu vaccine is updated with protection from new viruses due to the disease’s evolving nature. It is recommended that you take flu shot once every year. You can visit our AFC Urgent Care Swampscott facilities to get your seasonal flu shot 7 days a week. If you need more information on our vaccinations or any other services, contact us at (781) 691-9366.
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.
People over 65, people with chronic conditions like asthma, pregnant women, and young children are all at risk of developing complications.