2019 Flu Season & Flu Shot Clinics

Aug 23, 2019 | Featured, Healthy Living, In The Community, News, Service

School is back in session, leaves are falling, the days are cooler and the holiday season is around the corner. The introduction of Fall and Winter means “flu season.” While the flu can stay around all year, the typical peak flu season lasts from December to February but can last as late as May. The flu shot has important benefits like reducing flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work or school. It is best to get the shot early before the flu begins spreading in the community. It takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the protective antibodies to fully develop, so the CDC recommends to get the shot by the end of October. However, vaccination anytime during flu season will provide benefits. The most important thing is for all people 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year.

As of Tuesday, September 3, 2019, all AFM Offices are administering flu shots.

Foil the Flu

Wash your hands. Regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water will help prevent the spread of germs.
Scrub a dub dub.
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects (like door knobs and handles, cell phones, your children’s toys and other frequently used items) that may be contaminated with germs.
Nourish your body. Continue to eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables to aid your immune system in warding off sickness.
Catch some zzz’s. Getting enough sleep is key to keeping illness away.
Protect yourself and others around you. The flu vaccine helps your body create a special defense to fight off the flu.

Uh-oh! Not Feeling Well?

Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people, especially children, may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may also be infected with flu and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.

Stay home. Avoid sharing your sickness with friends and co-workers and steer clear of any other illnesses while you’re recovering from this one. The CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
Rest. Take some time to relax and recuperate. This can mean cozying up with a good book, catching up on favorite TV show or napping… lots of napping.
Seek care, if needed. Call for a same-day appointment with your primary care provider or visit an urgent care clinic that can provide you with some relief.

AFM Flu Shot Clinics

We are offering Saturday flu shot clinics at three of our locations this fall:

Saturday, September 14th
Horsetooth Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Windsor Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 21st
Foxtrail Office* 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Turn onto Rocky Mountain Avenue. Take the first exit of the first roundabout onto Foxtrail Drive.
Take your first left and the clinic is straight back.

Saturday, September 28th
Horsetooth Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Windsor Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 12th
Horsetooth Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Windsor Office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Foxtrail Office* 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Turn onto Rocky Mountain Avenue. Take the first exit of the first roundabout onto Foxtrail Drive.
Take your first left and the clinic is straight back.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your flu shot. Or, just stop by during any of our Saturday flu shot clinics.

Horsetooth Office/Urgent Care

3519 Richmond Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Windsor Office/Urgent Care

1683 Mains St., Windsor, CO 80551

Foxtrail Office

1625 Foxtrail Dr. Ste. 190, Loveland, CO 80538
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