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How do Urgent Care Centers Help with the Flu?

Flu season is just coming up and you must’ve seen several reminders about the need for a flu shot. However, you might be wondering where exactly you should be getting the vaccine. The good news for you is that AFC Urgent Care Watertown provides flu shots at our walk-in clinic so you can get the shot as soon as you need it. But how exactly does urgent care provide benefits for patients in terms of flu shots? Do patients save time, money, or other benefits at an urgent care center? 

Urgent care provides fast and affordable flu shots for patients 

As flu season approaches, urgent care centers have enough vaccines in stock to ensure everyone in the community can get a vaccine.  They will set up a system to make it easy and affordable for all patients to get a shot. Urgent care centers are intentionally located in places that are easy to access, and they focus on efficiency to ensure you get your shot quickly. 

Walk-in clinics eliminate your need for an appointment

If you have a busy schedule, it can be difficult to find time for a flu shot appointment. Luckily, many urgent care centers have walk-in clinics set up for this purpose. Patients simply have to walk-in and they will get their flu shot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Usually the wait for a flu is just a couple of minutes! 

Appointments are available for those that need them

If you would prefer to schedule an appointment for your flu shot, you always have that option as well. Depending on your schedule, it may make more sense to plan ahead than to walk in. Some people also prefer to have more time for their appointments, especially if they have other underlying health issues they would like to address with the doctor. 

Vaccines take just a few minutes

If you are worried that your vaccine is going to be a hassle, don’t be. They take just a few minutes to complete, and the staff will make sure that you are comfortable and that your needs are addressed throughout the process. You’ll be in and out faster than your lunch break is over, and you can feel confident that you will stay healthy, even as flu season approaches this year. 
An urgent care center helps make getting your flu shot quick, easy, and affordable. Put a flu shot on your calendar today to ensure you’re protected when this illness starts making the rounds.