Receive a Flu Immunization at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay Facility
A full-service urgent care facility such as UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay is an excellent place to visit for flu shots and other important immunizations. Unlike primary care centers that are typically booked days or weeks in advance and close their doors promptly at 5 p.m., UHealth Jackson Urgent Care accepts patients on a walk-in basis and has extended hours Sunday through Saturday. This means you can stop by our urgent care facility for a flu shot when it’s ideal for your schedule – whether that’s on a lunch break, after dinner, or on a Saturday afternoon.
The sooner that children and adults can receive their annual flu shot, the better. This is because the flu can affect up to 20 percent of the American population during the fall and winter months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once vaccinated, you are much less likely to contract the seasonal influenza virus and experience its unpleasant symptoms, such as:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Nausea and vomiting (primarily in children)
Everyone – including young, healthy adults – can catch the flu. Still, certain groups are more susceptible to contracting the influenza virus and should be particularly mindful about getting a flu shot. These high-risk individuals include:
- Men and women over 65 years old
- Pregnant women and women who have recently given birth
- Men and women with certain chronic conditions, including diabetes, asthma, and heart disease
- Children under 6 years old (although infants under 6 months old should not be vaccinated)
The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care facility is led by board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians who can answer any questions our patients may have about the flu shot and any possible side effects. Our physicians can also provide efficient treatment to individuals who already have the flu or would like to learn the helpful tips on how to keep their immune system strong throughout flu season. Simply put, we make it easy to receive the immediate care and wellness services you need to stay healthy and thriving.