Be Prepared and Protected for Flu Season in Warrington, PA
Each year, the influenza virus infects over 40 million patients a year and contributes to a significant numbers of sick days and needed medical care. The good news for patients is that a flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu before the peak of flu season!
Make sure to get your annual flu shot from AFC Urgent Care Warrington as a quick, easy way to protect yourself from this illness, which could potentially lead to over a week or two of bedridden rest and recovery.
The flu is a serious illness which can potentially lead to a stay in the hospital. In rare cases, it can be deadly. By getting the flu shot, you can also help prevent spreading the flu to your family, friends, coworkers and/or classmates, making immunization important not just for yourself, but for the entire community.
Should I Be Vaccinated for the Flu?
The flu is a very common illness, especially during flu season, which is typically between October and March. Because the flu is so serious, much more so than the common cold, it’s very important to receive a flu shot, especially because it’s so convenient to simply walk in to AFC Urgent Care Warrington and be on your way.
Because the flu virus evolves every year, different strains are more prevalent from year to year, meaning you need a yearly vaccine to protect yourself against the flu.
Who should get the flu vaccine at AFC Warrington:
- Healthy adults, especially those over the age of 65
- Pregnant women
- Healthcare providers
- Anyone who has a weakened immune system
- Caregivers of young children
Make sure you ask your provider about any potential allergies or special healthcare needs before getting your flu shot. While the majority of patients should get vaccinated, a few patients may not be eligible for a flu shot.
Is the Flu Shot Effective?
The CDC conducts research on a yearly basis to determine how well the flu vaccine works against preventing the illness. Recent research has indicated a 40-60% success rate in preventing the flu, and of those who contracted it, their symptoms were less severe. In 2017 alone, the flu vaccine prevented an estimated 5.3 million flu cases.
What is the fastest way to get the flu shot?
An urgent care center provides the fastest and most efficient way to get a flu shot since patients can access care providers through a walk-in clinic!
A walk-in clinic such as the one at AFC Urgent Care Warrington allows patients to receive care and their necessary flu shots without the need for an appointment! Simply come visit whenever you have time to get your flu shot and we’ll get you vaccinated on a first-come, first-serve basis!
If you have any questions about our immediate urgent care services, please contact us at 215-874-3209 today