Have you been vaccinated this year for the flu?

Influenza (the Flu) is a serious ailment affecting millions of Americans, of which about 250,000 are hospitalized each year. Of those, about 36,000 people, mostly over age 65, die each year from complications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older remain up-to-date on flu shots. A yearly flu vaccine will protect you against three influenza viruses that researchers suggest will be most common during each season.

The occasional side effects do occur from the flu vaccine but are very rare.  In the case that they do arise, it’s within a few minutes to a few hours after receiving the shot and may involve soreness and/or swelling in your arm or cold-like symptoms.

It is essential to keep in mind that the benefits of getting a flu shot far outweigh the risk of flu shot side effects. Take steps to protect your health, visit AFC Urgent Care Yorktown today!  We are located at 3379 Crompond Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday & from 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  Stop in or call us today, at 914-930-5550.