Flu season begins in the early fall each year and lasts until late spring, leaving you and your family members vulnerable to the virus for the coldest months of the year. The CDC recommends getting an annual flu shot in order to boost immunity for the duration of the season against the most common strains making their way through your community.
Who needs a flu shot?
It is recommended that everyone receives a flu shot, particularly:
- Child over the age of six months
- Pregnant women
- People suffering from chronic health conditions
- People with compromised immune systems
- Senior citizens
Benefits of the flu shot
The flu is highly contagious and can spread quickly through an office, school or home. Getting the flu shot is the most effective way of preventing you from getting the flu. After receiving your flu shot (most commonly an inactive or weakened strain of the virus) it will take 2-3 weeks for your immune system to develop resistance to the flu virus, allowing you to be protected during the flu season. By getting vaccinated early in the season, you will be able to remain immune through the end of the season in early spring.
Walk-In Flu Vaccinations in Cheltenham, PA
If you are interested in getting vaccinated against the influenza virus, visit AFC Urgent Care Cheltenham today! We will be able to provide flu shots on a walk-in basis and provide treatment for those who contract the virus. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours to best fit your busy schedule and accept most major insurance plans. For questions about our services, please call 215-935-6777.