Flu shots available
Flu season starts in October and can cause up to 45 million cases of illness each year. Get your annual flu vaccine from NeuMed to protect yourself and help reduce the spread to others. We have flu shots available for the whole family at any of our convenient locations open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Who can get a flu shot?
If you have any questions about whether you should get a flu shot or want more information on how it works, ask one of our knowledgeable providers during your visit at NeuMed.
Anyone 6 months and older can get a flu shot. Although high-risk indiviuals include:
- Adults 65 yrs and older
- Healthcare professionals
- People with pre-existing conditions
- Pregnant women
- Caregivers of children under the age of 6 yrs
Why get a flu shot?
When you get the flu, you may feel awful and develop serious consequences, especially if you're older than 65 or have a weakened immune system.
The flu vaccination also protects everyone around you in addition to yourself. Get the flu vaccination at one of our handy locations right now to keep yourself from missing work, school, or social engagements this flu season.
It's also safe to get the flu vaccine just after getting the COVID-19 vaccination or at the same time.
How does the flu shot work?
Data from the CDC show that getting the flu shot can help reduce your chance of getting the flu by roughly 50%. In addition to lowering the chance of serious complications, the flu vaccine also lessens the severity of the illness.
Depending on who gets the shot, the vaccine's effectiveness may change from year to year. For older persons compared to those under 65, the conventional flu vaccination often has lower efficacy.
By delivering a little viral protein into the body, the flu vaccination stimulates the body to create antibodies to the disease. When a virus is encountered, the presence of antibodies to that virus aids the body in mounting a more potent immunological response.
It is advisable to obtain the vaccine before flu season starts because it takes the body around 2 weeks to build enough antibodies.
Other Conditions NeuMed Modern Urgent Care Treats
Our urgent care clinics not only provide flu vaccines, but we can also help you if you do get the flu or another respiratory infection. Our services include:
- Allergy control
- Treatment and care for asthma
- Testing and treatment for mild and moderate symptoms with COVID-19
- Treatment and identification of all respiratory diseases
- Treatment for a sore or strep throat
Simply walk into one of our clinics or book a visit online.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best time to get the flu vaccine is in the fall before flu season begins, usually around September or October. However, it's still beneficial to get vaccinated later in the season if you missed the earlier window.