Seasonal Flu Shots in Stoneham, MA
Each year, AFC Urgent Care in Stoneham provides the most recent flu vaccine. With flu strands changing every year, an annual vaccine is required. Seniors over the age of 65, children and pregnant woman are actively advised to receive this updated shot every year.
Patients need a flu shot every year because influenza strains adapt and change from season-to-season. Since influenza changes annually, a patient over the age of six months will need to get an updated vaccine each year.
How does the flu shot help protect me from flu symptoms?
The flu shot allows your body to develop immunity towards the latest strain of influenza and combat common flu symptoms. By getting the shot, your body is become immune to the disease’s effects and can actively fight it off.
Getting your seasonal flu shot can prevent severe symptoms such as:
- Muscle Aches
The flu vaccine is approved by the FDA to be non-infectious. You are unable to contract the flu from the vaccine. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham offers flu shots to all walk-ins. No appointment required.
The flu vaccine is covered by most insurances, and if not we provide it at a low cost.Our location is open seven days a week, until 8 pm on weekdays and 8 pm on weekends so there is always time to walk in.