How to Fight Flu Season This Fall
Fall is officially here! Which means preparing for the school year, new jobs, upcoming holidays, and of course–the flu season. Although flu season typically picks up around October, usually peaking between December and February, it’s highly recommended to get the flu vaccine early before the virus begins spreading in your community. It can take up to two weeks after vaccination for the protective antibodies to develop, so scheduling your flu vaccine sometime in September or October is beneficial to protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Everyone is at risk from influenza– even healthy children and adults. At AFC Urgent Care Waltham, we encourage you to walk-in to get your flu shot today, and learn more about how you can fight the spread of flu.
Why should you get vaccinated against flu?
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. As we begin to prepare for the fall season, cases of flu get more prevalent– causing millions of people to test positive for the flu each year. Everyone is affected differently– for some, flu can mean a few days of feeling bad and missing work, school, or family events. But for others, it can result in more serious illness. Complications of flu can include ear and/or sinus infections, bacterial pneumonia, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, or congestive heart failure.
Don’t leave the risk of these complications up to chance, visit our urgent care center to receive your annual flu vaccination today. The vaccination is the most effective way to prevent contracting the virus and reduce the risk of serious illnesses, hospitalizations, and flu-related death.
How do flu vaccinations protect me against cold and flu symptoms?
The flu shot works by using a weakened strain of the current influenza virus to help your body build immunity to the disease. Receiving the vaccine is the best way to stay healthy this season.
Influenza strains change annually, which means that you’ll need the vaccine to protect against common flu symptoms.
Getting a seasonal flu shot prevents symptoms such as:
- Runny Nose
- Muscle Soreness
Receive Flu Treatment at AFC Waltham
When you’re sick, AFC Urgent Care Waltham is there. We’re open every day of the week, making weekend flu treatment accessible when you need it. Don’t leave your health up to chance and let your symptoms get the best of you this fall. Visit our urgent care center with no appointment necessary. Call now for more information at (781) 894-6900.