Flu In the United StatesFlu season is in full force in the nation. In Florida, The flu is considered “regional.” We are one of 15 states without widespread flu. Florida is also one of the worst in vaccination rates, which is disconcerting considering the amount of senior citizens who vacation in Florida during the peak of flu season.

The flu is an infection disease which can cause fever, cough, congestion, headaches, and body aches. Complications can land people in the hospital and even death. The CDC highly recommends everyone over the age of 6 months receive a yearly vaccine.

Every year there is a new prominent strain of the flu which requires there to be a new vaccine every year. For best protection, you should receive a vaccine yearly.

If you believe you have the flu, it is best to stay home and rest. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. For alleviating symptoms, there are many over the counter medicines that can be taken.

AFC Urgent Care Clearwater offers the flu shot to all. We are a walk in clinic which can treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries. We are also a perfect spot for any necessary vaccinations, including the flu shot. If you feel you may have the flu, we can also be your stop for care. Our walk in clinic is staffed with board certified doctors who can treat you with little to no wait. Visit us today during our convenient hours at 1500 North McMullen Booth Rd in Clearwater FL or call us at 727-266-1266