Flu Shots are available for patients in Allen, TX
Last year, thousands of people died from influenza infections that could have been prevented with a simple vaccination. Influenza strains change annually and a new vaccination is released across the US each year.
AFC Urgent Care Allen offers the most recent flu vaccination for the upcoming flu season. Flu shots are highly recommended by public health experts for everyone over the age of six months. Flu vaccinations can be received in either a traditional injection or through a nasal spray.
Additionally, it is important to know that one cannot contract the flu through a vaccination. A flu shot helps to create antibodies within your immune system that protect you from the influenza virus.
Why do patients need flu shots?
Each year, the influenza virus comes out in order to infect millions of patients each year. Currently, the CDC estimates that over 40 million people each year and hospitalizes hundreds of thousands.
The flu virus adapts and changes every year, which means that a new vaccine is manufactured to protect patients. Medical experts recommend that patients should get an updated flu vaccination each year.
Most patients should get the influenza vaccine as soon as possible in order to remain protected throughout the peak of flu season. Consult a nearby medical provider if they believe you may need a separate flu shot.
Without a flu shot, patients are likely to experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that cause them to miss school, work, sports, and other commitments.
Flu Symptoms that flu shots protect against:
- Sneezing and coughing
- Respiratory irritation
- High Fever
- Fatigue and Headache
- Muscle Aches
Additionally, the flu can create long-term medical difficulties for patients under two years old, patients with asthma and respiratory issues, and patients over the age of 65.
Need a flu shot? Contact AFC Urgent Care Allen immediately
AFC Urgent Care Allen provides an ample supply of the flu vaccination throughout the peak of flu season. Walk-ins appointments are available at our clinic during the evening and weekend hours to accommodate your schedule.
Call our team at 469-640-4232 or visit our walk-in clinic 325 Central Expressway South, Allen TX 75013 to get your flu shot today!