Flu Shots Promptly Provided for Adults & Children in Waterbury, CT
Influenza is a contagious illness that can lead to serious health complications and require hospitalization. It’s characterized by fever, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, and coughing, and affects millions of people every year. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a seasonal flu vaccine from PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We administer flu shots to adults and children ages five and older in Waterbury, Connecticut, and you can stop by without an appointment for the vaccine.
How Do Flu Shots Work?
Did you know that the flu vaccine changes every season? Doctors tweak the medicine so that it’s ready to protect against the influenza viruses that research has shown will be most common during that particular season. When you receive a flu shot, your body creates antibodies, which are tiny little fighters that protect you from getting the flu even if you are exposed to the virus.
Can I Get the Flu From a Flu Shot?
This is a common misconception, but you can’t actually get the flu from a flu shot. However, it does take up to two weeks for the antibodies to build up in your body, so if you’ve been exposed to influenza before receiving your flu shot, you may become ill. This is why doctors stress how important it is for people to receive their flu shots early so they are protected when flu season is in full swing.
Get your flu shot today! Stop into PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waterbury and we’ll treat you promptly.