Flu Shots

Flu Shots

Ensure your protection against influenza by getting your annual flu shot from Vital Urgent Care. It's a simple and convenient way to safeguard yourself and prevent the spread of the flu.

Each year, as autumn arrives, our neighborhood medical centers stock the latest flu vaccine, allowing you to receive your shot promptly.

Advantages of early vaccination include:

  • Preparedness for the flu season, which can commence as early as October.
  • Ample time for your body to develop full immunity, as it takes approximately two weeks for antibodies to form after vaccination.

Who should get a flu shot?

  • All healthy adults, particularly those aged 65 and older.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Healthcare workers.
  • Individuals with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems.
  • Caregivers of children under 5 years old.

Who should not get a flu shot?

  • Infants younger than 6 months of age.
  • Individuals with an egg allergy.
  • Those who have had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine in the past.
  • Anyone currently experiencing moderate or severe illness or fever.

Understanding the importance of flu vaccination:

Influenza is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization or, in rare cases, death. By getting vaccinated, you not only protect your own health but also shield those who are unable to receive the vaccine.

Community immunity, also known as "herd immunity," benefits everyone by ensuring a large portion of the population is immunized against a contagious disease.

Benefits of the flu shot:

  • Helps prevent illness from the flu.
  • Reduces the risk of hospitalization or death, especially for senior citizens and young children.
  • Protects women during and after pregnancy, and may even reduce the risk of flu for the baby for up to four months after birth.
  • Can make flu symptoms milder if you contract a strain not included in the shot.
  • Decreases the spread of the flu, thus safeguarding those who cannot get vaccinated.
  • New vaccines are developed annually to provide protection against the flu.

Why a yearly vaccine?

Flu viruses continuously evolve, and different strains become more prevalent each year. To counteract these changes, new vaccines are developed annually to protect against the predicted viruses that may circulate during the upcoming flu season.

For more information on how viruses are selected for the flu vaccine, visit the CDC's website.

Please note: Ages 4 and older. While supplies last. Some restrictions apply.

*Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.*

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