Influenza is a serious illness. It can range from mild to severe with some cases requiring hospitalization. In rare cases, the flu can be fatal. In order to prevent catching the flu, the most effective preventative measure is to get a flu vaccine. At Quality First Urgent Care, you can get your annual flu shot without having to make an appointment. We accept walk in patients seven days at a week at our health clinic. Influenza is a serious illness that can affect anyone, and it is important to get vaccinated.
While anyone can get the flu, some people are at a higher risk of seasonal flu. If you are pregnant, care for an infant aged six months or younger, have chronic illness such as asthma, or work in the healthcare industry, you are are more likely to get the flu. The best prevention is a flu shot from Quality First Urgent Care, so it is important to get your vaccination today.
Although it is recommended that almost everyone should get a flu shot, there are a few reasons to avoid getting a flu vaccine. For example, if you currently have a fever, you should wait until your health has returned to get your vaccination. Additionally, if you have an allergy to chicken eggs or have had a previous allergic reaction to a flu vaccine, you should not get a flu shot. Finally, children under the age of six months should not be vaccinated for influenza. If you have any questions about influenza or about flu shots at our health clinic, please contact Quality First Urgent Care or call us at 301-421-1214 today.