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AFC Urgent Care Flu Season Update

If you've gotten your flu shot already, great job! You're much better protected against getting the flu this flu season. And if you still haven't gotten your yearly flu shot yet, there's no time to waste! Protecting yourself against the flu is vital to your health, as well as the health of those around you, and as we approach peak flu season you're more likely than before to catch the flu.

20th January 2017

Debunking Flu Myths

You’ve probably have heard that you can get the flu from getting the flu shot, or that it’s just a really bad cold.  While getting the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against influenza, there are some common misconceptions about the flu shot.

13th January 2017

It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

By December, many people feel like it's too late to get their flu shot. Flu season has started, and if they didn't get their flu shot in the fall, they're certainly not going to find time for it during the busy holiday season. But the truth is, as long as people are still getting sick with the flu, people should still be getting the flu shot.

12th December 2016

Avoid Getting the Flu

You may experience a hoarse cough, a stuffy nose, and feel sore even though you’re long overdue for a workout.  Are you experiencing a cold, or do you have the flu?

The symptoms of the common cold and the flu are very similar.  Some of the similarities include:

29th November 2016

Debunking Flu Shot Myths

While the start of October marks the arrival of fall's many wonderful elements, such as apple picking, gorgeous weather and the start of the Trailblazers' season, it unfortunately also means the start of flu season. Although flu season doesn't peak until mid-winter, there have already been a number of cases reported throughout the United States.

6th October 2016

Flu Season Facts, Part 2

Here is the second part of our series on flu season! We hope you took our advice from last week and got your flu shot! We’re going to get a bit more into the nitty-gritty about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work.

29th January 2016

Flu Season Facts, Part 1

The influenza virus is a seasonal epidemic that typically hits the United States around October and can last until May. Even though this is a yearly occurrence, there are still some misconceptions about the flu and what people should do to protect themselves. To keep our readers informed, we are doing a two-part series on important facts people should know about the flu.

22nd January 2016

The Top 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Throughout the Winter

October is arguably the best month of the fall season... but October is also the start of cold and flu season, and that means plenty of sniffles and runny noses, chapped hands, and even a nasty case of the flu.

4th December 2015