Flu Shots Q & A
Are you or your children in need of a flu shot? Get the flu shot before the flu gets you! Our doctors at PrimeHealth Urgent Care are dedicated to making sure you get the best treatment possible. For more information please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Parrish FL, Ellenton FL, Sun City FL, Bradenton FL, Terra Ceia FL, Wimauma FL, Balm FL, Pametto FL, Ruskin FL, Oneco FL and Apollo Beach, FL.
Millions of Americans get the flu each year, and for some it’s just a nuisance, while for others it can be much more serious. Also, the flu is very contagious, so that makes getting an annual flu shot even more important! You can come to us here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care for your flu shots. Bring your family too, and you don’t have to make an appointment beforehand. PrimeHealth Urgent Care is your local provider of flu shots in Parrish, FL.
What are the common flu symptoms?
From one year to the next, the flu virus and its symptoms can change. That’s another reason for you to get your flu shot each year. Symptoms may change and vary, but the flu has some symptoms common between each strain. These include sore throat, cough, and stuffy nose, and may also include an achy or fatigued body, headache, chills, and/or fever. Children can experience additional symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, and/or nausea. With newborns, the flu with a fever can actually be deadly, so in this case, emergency care is necessary.
It’s easy to confuse flu symptoms with those of other conditions like the common cold or another viral infection, and because these conditions can be very contagious and sometimes serious, if you’re having any symptoms, it’s important to call or have a virtual visit with a clinic like ours. PrimeHealth Urgent Care offers phone and video chat appointments, so if you need to speak with us, it’s really easy to.
Is the flu shot safe?
Yes, it is safe for almost all Americans. There has been a great deal of research done on flu shots, and there’s a long safety record supporting them. In the past 50 years, hundreds of millions of flu shots have been done. Some groups of people have certain risk factors that may make it inadvisable to get a flu shot, but for most people, there is no risk. Here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care, before we provide a flu shot, we’ll take a look at your medical history to make sure you’re not at risk. We can look at your family history for your other family members too.
Some people worry about the side effects of getting a flu shot, but these effects are minimal, minor, and temporary. They can include muscle aches, headache, fever, nausea, or soreness/swelling at the site of injection. Also, it’s worth noting that you cannot get the flu from the flu shot, so it’s not something you should be worried about at all!
How much do flu shots cost at urgent care?
Typically, urgent care clinics like ours have very affordable costs, and most health insurance providers cover flu shots, including shots for children. Our clinic works with most major providers, so your shots with us will very likely be covered. For uninsured patients, we offer very affordable self-pay options. Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more about our pricing and the insurers we work with here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care!
Do you offer flu shots in Parrish, FL?
We do! PrimeHealth Urgent Care offers flu shots near you at 8927 US Hwy 301 N, Ste 210 Parrish, FL 34219. As an urgent care clinic, we’re available to you without the need for an appointment. You can bring anyone else in your family too, including the young and older members of your family. We’re open for you Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 6 pm. If you’d rather make an appointment with us, you can do so online or by calling us at PrimeHealth Urgent Care. And please remember, if you currently have any symptoms, call us or make a virtual visit with us instead.
We look forward to serving you soon here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care!