If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, it’s time.

Typically, the flu is more prominent in the middle of November, but not this year. It appears we’re going to have a much earlier flu season.

Hospitals nationwide are seeing an increase in flu symptoms, especially in young children. Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are growing according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children says they’ve already seen cases double what they saw at this time last year.

The Colorado Department of Health reports that during the week ending October 15th, visits to outpatient clinics and emergency departments for flu-like illnesses were higher than baseline levels in nearly every part of the state.

Flu shots help avoid symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Running nose/stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea

Vomiting is often common, especially for children.

Denver AFC Urgent Care facilities offer walk-in clinics for flu vaccines with no appointment necessary. Open seven days a week with extended hours, our urgent care centers and walk-in clinics are located in Speer, South Park Hill, Alamo Placita, West Highland, University Hills, and other Denver neighborhoods.