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Is it Too Late for My Flu Shot?

The peak of flu season usually happens between the end of fall and early winter as the temperature begins to drop more and more. Without a flu shot, patients are likely to experience several uncomfortable symptoms and potentially weeks of missed school or work. Healthcare providers do a great job of recommending the flu shot …

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What are some options for a flu shot?

Children are more likely than adults to receive their flu vaccinations. Many parents want to protect their children from getting sick, and back-to-school physicals or wellness checks for toddlers and infants are a convenient time to get this vaccination.  However, many adults do not get annual physicals like they should. When an adult is already …

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The Benefits of Getting A Flu Shot As Early As Possible

With flu season fast approaching, it’s essential to start thinking about getting a flu shot. The flu can take you out of your regular routine for several days with its uncomfortable symptoms, and it can also exacerbate any existing health conditions you may have. To stay healthy through the entire flu season, make sure you …

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Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

At AFC Waltham, we strive to do everything in our power to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Besides providing high-quality and affordable urgent care services, we also are here to educate you on the latest public health updates happening across Massachusetts. The winter in Massachusetts has become increasingly flu-heavy as flu cases …

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Foods That Can Boost the Immune System For Flu Season

Every year when the weather cools down, the risk of contracting the flu heightens, even if you’ve had a flu shot. There are, after all, dozens of different strains of influenza that can affect people 1 year or older. Although you may think your changes of not contracting the flu are good the risks are extremely …

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