Influenza (or more commonly The Flu) is a seasonal illness that hospitalizes hundred of thousands of people a year. Tens of thousands die from complications as well. The flu can be worst for those over 65 years of age. There is a vaccine out for the flu that offers protection from the flu virus.

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It is reccomended by the Center for Disease Control or CDC that everyone over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccine. This vaccine protects against 3 of the different forms of the virus that are expected to be prominent in that season. The vaccine is usually given via a needle but there are alternatives such as a nasal spray.

The flu vaccine is most commonly paid for by your insurance company, but for those without insurance coverage, the shot is often inexpensive. Side effects are rare and generally only include soreness at the injection site or very mild cold like symptoms.

AFC Urgent Care Saugus offers the flu shot. All walk ins are accepted for the vaccine. As mentioned, most insurance companies do pay in full for the vaccination. For those without insurance we offer a low fee for the vaccine. Visit us today at our location on Route 1 South at 371 Broadway in Saugus MA or call 781-233-1000