Influenza, or the flu for short, is a common disease that affects between 5-20% of the population every year. If left untreated, this disease can lead to hospitalization and in rare cases, death. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older have a flu shot annually.

Some common symptoms include:

  • Overtiredness
  • Body soreness
  • Sore and irritated throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Gastroparesis

The best and most effective time to get a flu shot is between the months of September and February, but the earlier the better. It is important to have a flu shot annually as the virus is constantly changing.

Here at AFC Urgent Care Pikesville we administer the flu vaccination on site and with no appointment necessary we can get you in and out of the door within the hour. For more information visit us at 1860 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville or give us a call at 410.484.4044.