Influenza (or Flu) is a common viral infection that could spread very easily from person to person. Influenza can affect people in any age group, especially individuals within high-risk groups. Some typical symptoms of seasonal flu are fever, cough, muscle and joint pain, tiredness, sore throat and runny nose. Even though most people could recover from those symptoms within a week or so, the infectious disease could still be fatal to high-risk groups of people.

High-risk groups:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children between the age of 6 months – 5 years
  • The elders
  • People with chronic medical conditions (HIV/AIDS, asthma, etc.)
  • Health-care workers

Every year, Flu vaccine is updated with protection from new viruses due to their evolving nature. It is recommended that you take flu shot once every year. You can visit our AFC Urgent Care Swampscott facilities to get your seasonal flu shot 7 days a week. If you need more information on our vaccinations or any other services, contact us at (781) 691-9366.