Influenza (or “Flu”) is a very contagious illness caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms might vary but generally include:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Body aches
It is also common for children to vomit and have diarrhea
While the majority of people recovers from Flu with sufficient rest, hydration and some medicine, the Flu can lead to death at people of high-risk groups such as children, the elders, and people with low immune system.
To help prevent the virus, a yearly vaccination is released to help prevent the contraction and spread of the disease. The flu virus is highly adaptive and quickly becomes resistant to immunization and antibiotics with each passing flu season. That’s why it’s important to the health of yourself and your family to get a flu shot at least once per year.
It’s easy to walk into AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale and receive a flu shot at your convenience. Because we believe in fast, efficient service, we’ll have you in and out of the door in less than an hour. We also accept most insurances and offer deeply discounted vaccinations to our self-pay patients so, you never have to worry about spending a fortune to receive the quality care you need.
For more information on our flu shots and other vaccines available at our convenient urgent care center please visit us at 2 Broadway Hillsdale, NJ 07642 or call us at 201-523-9222.