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Flu Shots and Flu Treatment

Get your flu shots this season at AFC Urgent Care West Long Branch!

Each year, the flu season runs from late August/early September and into the middle of spring. During October, the flu season begins to peak and can cause your children to miss weeks of school, make others miss work, and generally delay important commitments throughout the year.

The best way to prevent the flu is to get your flu shot right before flu season, which is easier than ever at AFC Urgent Care West Long Branch! Our urgent care center and walk-in clinic allow patients to get the care they need ASAP. This also provides a convenient and accessible way for our patients to get seasonal flu shots before you become infected with common ailments.

Why should I get a flu shot before the peak of flu season?

Without a flu shot, patients are likely to experience a variety of symptoms and ailments that keep them out of work, school, and elsewhere for two weeks or so. This is because the flu shot uses an updated strain of the current influenza virus to help your body build immunity.

The flu shot helps protect patients against the following symptoms (the flu can sometimes have more symptoms than listed for certain patients):

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Congestion and runny nose
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Each year, patients will need to update their flu shot because the virus changes so rapidly from year to year. The good news for patients is that an urgent care center can help provide flu shots at a low cost and in a convenient setting.

By getting the flu shot, you are giving your body the natural immunity to fight off infections and symptoms of the flu. If you need a flu shot ASAP, please visit AFC West Long Branch at 214 State Highway 36 or call us directly at 732.222.8000!