UHealth Jackson Urgent Care Provides Flu Shots to Families in Doral, FL
Did you know that up to 20 percent of Americans are affected by the flu – or seasonal influenza – every year? That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If your family is due for flu shots, don’t delay this important preventive measure any longer – just swing by UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Doral, Florida, when it’s convenient for your busy schedule. We are open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and don’t require appointments. Plus, since we are located in an easily accessible retail area with plenty of parking, visiting our center for flu shots is a breeze.
No amount of vitamin C supplements can take the place of a flu vaccine, which is the single most effective way to prevent the flu. Flu shots work by triggering the production of antibodies that defend against the seasonal influenza virus. It’s important to receive your flu shot as early as possible, though, as it may take about two weeks for the antibodies to develop.
Do I need a flu shot?
Everyone older than 6 months needs a flu shot (with a few rare exceptions). Even young and otherwise healthy adults should be vaccinated on a yearly basis. However, it is particularly important for you to receive a flu vaccine if you:
- Live in a rehabilitation center or assisted living facility
- Work in a health care setting
- Are pregnant or have recently given birth
- Are older than 50
- Are immunosuppressed
- Have certain chronic conditions, including asthma, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease
For flu shots on a walk-in basis in a clean and comfortable setting, simply visit UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Doral. Our board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians can answer any questions you may have about the vaccine and help you make informed decisions about your health.