Receive Your Flu Shot at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care
Are you prepared for flu season? Unless you’ve received a flu shot, you’re vulnerable to the seasonal influenza virus, which affects millions of Americans every year. At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point, our team of board-certified, UHealth - the University of Miami physicians offers flu shots to children and adults in a modern, comfortable clinical setting. And, unlike primary care centers that are booked days in advance, we have extended hours and weekend availability, and never require appointments.
No amount of orange juice or immune support supplements can take the place of a flu shot, which is the single most effective way to avoid the flu and its unpleasant symptoms – including fever, chills, body aches, chills, and general malaise. The vaccine works by triggering the development of antibodies in the body, which play a key role in protecting the immune system. It’s important to be vaccinated on an annual basis, as the active ingredients in flu shots vary from year to year according to the specific virus strains that researchers estimate will be prominent in the upcoming flu season. And while there is a small chance that someone can contract the influenza virus after getting a flu shot, symptoms will likely be far less severe than if he or she had never been vaccinated.
Anyone can get the flu, but certain people have a higher risk of becoming ill and therefore should be particularly mindful to get their flu shot. Individuals who are considered to be at a higher risk of illness include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- Young children (although infants younger than 6 months should not be vaccinated)
- Pregnant women and women who have recently given birth
- People with certain chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and asthma
Stop by UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point at your convenience to receive your flu shot. Our physicians will be happy to address any questions you may have about the flu shot, and will perform a quick medical assessment to ensure you are healthy enough to be vaccinated. We are in network with all major insurance plans and accept cash, check, and credit card payments.