The flu vaccination is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the flu from occurring. With a flu vaccination, you make yourself 60% less likely to contract the virus. If you do contract the flu after you are administered the vaccine, your symptoms are usually less intense and shorter as your body has anti-bodies ready to fight the disease.
Here at AFC Urgent Care we recommend you get the flu vaccination as soon as possible and annually. The best time to receive the vaccination would be between the months of September through February.
It is recommended you receive your vaccination every year is because the flu virus is extremely adaptable to becoming immune to vaccinations. Receiving an annual vaccination enables your body to create the necessary anti-bodies that help keep your body healthy and influenza-free.
Symptoms of the Flu Include:
- Soreness or redness at the injection site
- Fainting (common in adolescents)
It is important that when you are ready to receive the flu vaccination that you wait until you are healthy and symptom free. Don’t let the flu season run you down, visit AFC Urgent Care Stamford today for your flu shot!