We are offering walk-in Rapid COVID-19 Antigen and Rapid PCR Testing at our Beverly clinic – No appointment needed. Online registration is still recommended (please follow all steps and upload insurance information/photo ID).  We are also seeing patients for general urgent care needs and following the strictest protocols for patient safety.


What are the benefits of an early flu shot this season?

An early flu shot is one of the most effective ways year after year to protect you and your family from the latest strain of influenza. However, many patients still choose to wait for their flu shot or elect not to get the vaccine at all. 

Without a flu shot, patients are more likely to miss several weeks of school, work, and other priorities due to the flu. The flu spreads extra rapidly during the fall and winter when people stay in crowded public spaces together. So without a flu shot you’re more likely to get sick during your normal daily routine. 

The earlier a patient gets their flu shot the better they are protected against the latest influenza virus. Here are some of the main benefits of getting a flu shot early and remember that AFC Urgent Care Beverly provides fast and convenient flu shots for patients

An early flu shot allows your body to fully develop the immunity needed to fight off infection

Early flu shots allow patients to get the immunity their body will need before the flu season begins to peak. 

A flu vaccine usually takes between 1-2 weeks to help your body create immunity to the latest influenza strain. Waiting to get your flu shot could potentially cause your body to still get infected a few days after you get the vaccine. Instead of risking a potential infection, make sure you get your flu shot early! 

Skip the wait for a flu shot by going as early as you can to a walk-in clinic

Walk-in clinics and similar urgent care centers provide a convenient and fast outlet for patients to get their latest flu shot. However, during the peak of flu season there may be longer-than-expected wait times for patients that need their flu shots. 

Instead of waiting for a usual backlog of flu shot patients, save yourself some time by first going to a neary walk-in clinic. Just a few weeks earlier than normal can turn a 30 minute wait into a 10-15 minute visit! Even though most urgent care centers can get you in and out of your appointment quickly, a line of patients can quickly form outside during flu season! 

An early flu shot can help give you and your family peace of mind this upcoming flu season!

The most important benefit of getting an updated flu shot this season is that you and your family can get the peace of mind needed in order to enjoy all the fun festivities for fall! 

Don’t delay in getting your flu shot so that you won’t miss any fun seasonal activities, work, school, and personal days that you enjoy. If you have any questions about flu shot services at AFC Urgent Care Beverly, please contact us ASAP!