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Influenza, better known as the Flu, is one of the most contagious viruses in the world. Capable of spreading one day before symptoms and up to nine days after, the flu is one of the most important viruses to get vaccinated against. Germs from the flu are capable of spreading 6 feet through coughs, and sneezes and can live on surfaces for up to eight hours. Most people who contract the virus deal with a variety of symptoms that can drastically affect their lives.

Avoid the Flu This Season—See Us Today

Flu season doesn’t mean you or your family members have to feel crummy.  Avoid seasonal influenza with AFC Urgent Care Portland.  We have flu vaccines in stock and available immediately—no appointment necessary.

Timing Is Everything

It takes up to two weeks after receiving the flu vaccine for the antibodies to fully develop in your system. The vaccine stays in your system for over a year, but weakens over time. This is why it is important to get vaccinated annually, and receive a flu shot in the fall, before the peak of flu season.

Already Have the Flu?

Do you have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • A fever of 100°F or higher, or feeling feverish
  • Headaches or body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough and/or sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Need Quick Flu Relief? Try:

  • Decongestant for nasal or sinus congestion
  • Antihistamine for sneezing, itching and nasal discharge
  • Throat lozenges for a dry, scratchy throat

If you believe you have the flu, don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Visiting an AFC physician for diagnosis and treatment can often cut recovery time in half.