Receive a Flu Shot at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care
Have you received your annual flu shot yet? If not, don’t jeopardize your health any longer. Stop by UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk to be vaccinated against the seasonal influenza virus without an appointment. Unlike primary care centers that are often booked for days in advance and seldom – if ever – offer weekend ability, we accept walk-in patients every day, 365 days a year.
The flu is a highly contagious respiratory condition that affects millions of Americans every year. It is associated with an array of unpleasant symptoms, including fever, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, cough, and general fatigue. Receiving a flu shot is unquestionably the best way to strengthen your immune system against the seasonal influenza virus. The vaccine works by triggering the growth of antibodies, which the body needs to fight off infectious diseases such as the flu. Different variations of the vaccine are available each year based on the specific strains of influenza virus that researchers to be most prevalent in the upcoming season. And, while there still is a slight chance that you can contract the flu after receiving a shot, your symptoms will likely be much less severe than if you had not been vaccinated at all.
Everyone – even healthy, young adults – can get the flu. But, certain individuals are considered to be at an increased risk of becoming ill, and should therefore make getting a flu shot a top priority. These individuals include:
- Adults over the age of 65
- Pregnant women and women who have recently given birth
- Young children (although infants under 6 months should not be vaccinated)
- People with certain chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and asthma
At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, our patients benefit from the expertise of board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami physicians, who ensure each patient is healthy enough to be vaccinated and can answer any questions he or she may have about the benefits and potential side effects of the flu shot.