Influenza, or the flu, is a common disease that could happen to people of any age. In the U.S., 5% to 20% of the population is affected by the flu each year. Among those, 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of the illness.

Although the flu could be self-treated and people usually recover by themselves after a few days, it shouldn’t be underestimated. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Muscle pains
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing

The best and most effective way to prevent flu is taking a flu shot. AFC Urgent Care Bronx is open 7 days a week to serve all of your urgent care needs, including flu shots.