Get Your Flu Shot Today in Worcester, MA!
All Ages 6 Months & Up - We're Just Minutes Away From Auburn, MA
AFC Urgent Care Worcester administers flu shots to walk-in patients seven days a week to prepare for flu season starting in September. The flu virus is highly contagious and common, with a season running from early fall through late spring. Anyone can get the flu, at any age. In order to prevent contracting the flu as the season goes on, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that most people over the age of six months get a flu vaccine, which provides immunity against the current active strain of the virus.
What are symptoms of the flu?
Symptoms of the influenza virus include:
- Chest and/or nasal congestion
- Fever and/or full body chills
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sore throat
Severity of symptoms can vary between cases and it’s important to monitor your symptoms. Those who are at high-risk of complications may experience the worst symptoms, and could require hospitalization.
Who should get a flu shot?
Anyone over six months of age should receive a flu shot. If you have an egg allergy, or have had allergic reactions to the flu shot in the past, our trained physicians will tell you the best treatment. If you are at risk of developing complications from the flu, you should get the flu shot as soon as it is available in September. Those who are high-risk can include:
- Senior citizens and patients over the age of 60
- Pregnant women
- Young children
- Patients with compromised immune systems
- Patients with chronic or ongoing health conditions
How long will my flu shot be effective?
The flu shot is typically effective for about six months, or the duration of one flu season. Because the virus evolves each year, it is critical to get an updated vaccine each year.
Getting a flu shot will not only protect you from the flu, but it will protect those around you. If you do catch the flu even after getting a shot, your symptoms will be significantly less.
Walk-In Flu Shots in Worcester, MA
Get your flu shot and stay safe this flu season with AFC Urgent Care Worcester! Our center is open seven days a week, with convenient, extended hours into the evenings and on the weekends. We accept most major insurances that cover the flu shot, and offer affordable prices for self-pay patients. Walk-in patients are always accepted, no appointment necessary!
For any questions or more information, call us at 508-755-4010.
117A Stafford Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Monday – Friday
8AM – 8PM
Saturday & Sunday
8AM – 5PM