The flu is a respiratory illness that can spread like wildfire through workplaces and classrooms, alike. Influenza targets the body’s sinuses, nasal passages, and larynx, inducing symptoms ranging from mild-to-severe. Its most common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever/Cold Sweats
  • Coughing

The Center for Disease Control highly recommends that everyone receive a flu shot prior to the start of flu season. Typically flu season begins in the early fall, and depending on the year, may even extend all the way into May. This makes it essential for you to get a flu shot, as not being vaccinated will endanger yourself, your family and your company’s productivity. The CDC estimates that workplaces lose up to $20 billion a year due to employees calling out sick because of the flu.

AFC Urgent Care New Britain administers flu shots seven days a week, with no appointment or referral necessary. Our center also offers treatment for many of the aforementioned flu symptoms. If necessary, our board-certified physicians can prescribe medication to help expedite your healing process. However, the best step in combating the flu is to simply get vaccinated in the first place.