Every year, influenza or the flu affects millions of people over the world. The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection that has a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms can range from mild to severe & are often misdiagnosed as the common cold. The flu is a much more dangerous illness & if left untreated can lead to hospitalization or even death in some cases.

An influenza vaccine, or flu shot is the best defense against the flu. Every year a flu shot is released to help protect against that year’s strain of the virus. It is strongly recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months, especially children and seniors 65 & older, receive a flu shot every year.

AFC Urgent Care Clearwater is able to offer flu shots to all patients. The vaccination is often covered by most insurances & usually able to be administered for a low cost, or even free.

For more information about flu shots & what other services AFC Urgent Care Clearwater offers, please call our center at 727-266-1266 or visit us at  1500 North McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, Florida. No appointments are needed & we are open 7 days a week!