Seasonal Flu Shots in Norwalk, CT
The influenza virus is in season from the beginning of fall through late spring. The virus is highly contagious, reaching epidemic status near the middle of winter as millions of people are affected. One of the most effective and easiest ways to prevent contracting the virus is by getting an annual flu shot, or vaccination against the current strain. The shot is only effective for about six months, which is why you need to get them every year to protect against the latest version of the virus. Flu shots are offered at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk seven days a week.
What are symptoms of the flu?
The flu virus is highly contagious, affecting millions of people per year. Symptoms of the virus include:
- Sore throat
- Running nose
- Body aches
Who should get a flu shot?
The flu shot is the most effective way of preventing the virus and its side effects, which can include additional illness. It is recommended that most people get the flu shot over the age of six months. Depending on risk factors, your doctor may recommend an early vaccine including:
- Senior citizens
- Adults with autoimmune or chronic conditions
- Pregnant women
Depending on when you get the shot and risk factors, your physician may recommend a second dose for full protection. Speak to your doctor or a physician before receiving a second dose.
Walk-in Flu Shots in Norwalk, CT
If you are looking to be immunized against the influenza virus this winter, visit AFC Urgent Care Norwalk today! We are open seven days a week, and walk-in patients are always welcomed. Reduce your wait time by checking in online! If you have questions about the flu shot, please call 203-845-9100.