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 difficulty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older to 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 swell 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 Edgewater!

We offer all three types of flu vaccine – Regular Flu Shot, High Dose, and Intradermal. (Flumist is not available this year, based on the recommendation of the CDC that it is not as effective as the flu shot) Walk into our center 7 days a week, no appointment necessary, for you and your family’s flu shots. We accept most major health insurance plans and also provide affordable self-pay options for those without insurance.

We are conveniently located in the South River Crossing Shopping Center at 3059 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater, MD, across from Lee Airpark.