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 the 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
Who should get a flu shot?
Most patients should receive a flu shot annually for protection against the influenza virus. Children under the age of six months should not get a flu shot because it will not be effective. In addition, if you suffer from an egg allergy or have previously had a bad reaction to a flu shot, you should consult with your physician about alternatives to the flu shot for prevention.
Certain people may be more at risk for developing severe complications from the influenza virus. These individuals should get a flu shot as soon as possible to give the vaccine plenty of time to take effect before the virus starts spreading through your community:
- 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.
Walk-In Flu Shots in Worcester, MA
If you are interested in getting a flu shot, visit AFC Urgent Care Worcester this fall! Our center is open seven days a week, with extended hours into the evenings and on weekends. Walk-in patients are always accepted. For questions, please call 508-755-4010.