Did you know that you can catch the flu at any time of year? In most years, however, there’s a pretty clearly defined flu season in South Carolina and North Carolina. Urgent care clinics like the ones at Riverview Medical Center usually see a spike in flu cases between the months of October and May. As we head into the heart of this period, you may wonder if it’s too late to get a flu shot.

When should you get a flu shot?

For most people, vaccinations against influenza should be received before the end of October. This gives the vaccine plenty of time to work in your body to build up immunity. However, getting a flu shot now can still help you. You’ll still have time for the vaccine to work, although you may have a higher risk of exposure to the flu before you develop full immunity.

Does your urgent care clinic still have flu shots available?

Yes! Riverview Medical Center has the vaccine at both our Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte, NC urgent care clinics. No appointment is necessary. When you come in, talk to our staff to see if your health insurance will cover the cost of the shot.

The longer you put off getting your flu shot, the greater your chances of getting sick. Don’t wait any longer! Come to Riverview Medical Center today to get vaccinated.