Every year thousands die from influenza and thousands more are hospitalized with the virus. The flu can be avoided with a yearly vaccination. The virus is constantly changing so it is important to be vaccinated ever year.

The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months receive a shot. Children and those over 65 are at greater risk for complications and are strongly encouraged to receive a vaccination.

Contrary to popular belief you cannot contract the flu from the influenza vaccine. The vaccine creates antibodies in your system to fight off infection from the influenza virus.

Getting your annual flu shot can allerviate symotoms such as:

  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Stomach ache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue

AFC Urgent Care Malden offers the flu shot every year.  We also provide lab testing to determine if your symptoms show that you have the flu.  There is rarely a wait time and we always accept walk-ins.

Call us today at 781-322-7300 or walk into our clinic at 219 Centre St in Malden MA 02148.