MedSpring Urgent Care Flu Shots 2018/2019

The single best way for adults and children to protect against seasonal influenza is by getting an annual flu shot
The single best way for adults and children to protect against seasonal influenza is by getting an annual flu shot
The single best way for adults and children to protect against seasonal influenza is by getting an annual flu shot
The single best way for adults and children to protect against seasonal influenza is by getting an annual flu shot

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Get Your Flu Shot Today!

Be prepared for the flu season by getting your flu shot at a MedSpring Urgent Care center. Our flu vaccines are in stock and ready to be administered. 

Why get the flu shot? 

Influenza season is unpredictable, but most years the flu season spikes around January – February. This is why it’s especially important to get vaccinated as soon as you can. Even when the flu virus mutates, the flu vaccine can help lesson the severity and symptoms of the flu. 

Who is eligible to receive a flu shot at MedSpring Urgent Care? 

Patients who are between the ages of 4 and 64 years of age. Children between the ages of 4 and 8 that have not previously been immunized against the flu should be immunized twice, separated by 30 days. 

What type of flu shot does MedSpring Urgent Care offer? 

For the 2018-2019 flu season, MedSpring will carry the Flucelvax Quadrivalent flu vaccine. Flucelvax Quadrivalent is a vaccine that helps protect against two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. 

Can the flu shot give me the flu? 

No, a flu shot cannot give you the flu. Flu vaccines that are administered with a needle are currently made in two ways: 

1. The vaccine is made either with a) flu vaccine viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are therefore not infectious or 

2. with no flu vaccine viruses at all (which is the case for recombinant influenza vaccine). 

In randomized, blinded studies, where some people got flu shots and others got saltwater shots, the only differences in symptoms was increased soreness in the arm and redness at the injection site among people who got the flu shot. There were no differences in terms of body aches, fever, cough, runny nose or sore throat. Protective immunity doesn’t develop until 1 to 2 weeks after vaccination.

Why do some people not feel well after getting the flu shot? 

The flu shot can cause mild side effects that are sometimes mistaken for flu. For example, people sometimes experience a sore arm where the shot was given. The soreness is often caused by a person’s immune system producing protective antibodies in response to being vaccinated. These antibodies are what allow the body to fight the flu. The needle stick may also cause some soreness at the injection site. Rarely, people who get the flu shot have fever, muscle pain, and feelings of discomfort or weakness. If experienced at all, these effects usually last 1-2 days after vaccination and are much less severe than the actual flu illness. 

Is it safe for pregnant women to get the flu vaccine? 

Yes. The seasonal flu shot has been given safely to millions of pregnant women over many years. Flu shots have not been shown to cause harm to pregnant women or their babies.

Does the vaccine contain preservatives, eggs or thimersosal? 

Flucelvax is manufactured using cell-culture technology, which utilizes a well-characterized mammalian cell line rather than chicken eggs to grow virus strains. This type of manufacturing makes it easier and faster to produce vaccines for seasonal influenza or in the case of a potential pandemic.

Flucelvax vaccine is produced in a closed, sterile, controlled environment, which significantly reduces the risk of potential impurities. Unlike other influenza vaccines, it does not contain any preservatives, such as thimerosal, or antibiotics.

Can I get the flu shot if I have an allergy to eggs? 

Yes, people who have experienced only hives after exposure to egg can get any licensed flu vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health.

 

Ready to get protected from influenza?

Find a MedSpring near me

 

Be prepared for flu season.

This flu season, the CDC recommends everyone over 6 months of age receive the annual flu vaccination. Our flu vaccines are in stock and ready to be administered.

Find a MedSpring near me

Why get the flu shot?

Influenza season is unpredictable, but most years the flu season spikes around January - Februrary. This is why it's especially important to get vaccinated as soon as you can. Even when the flu virus mutates, the flu vaccine can help lessen the severity and symptoms of the flu.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu vaccination. The vaccine is particularly important for people who are at a higher risk of developing flu-related complications such as:

  • Children under 6 years of age
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease
  • For a full list of high-risk conditions, consult the CDC's flu web page.

What are my flu shot options?

At MedSpring, we have options for flu vaccinations:

  • For children over 12 months of age
  • For pregnant women
  • For seniors

Due to CDC recommendations this year, the MedSpring 2017-2018 flu vaccine is quadrivalent, with protection against these strains:

  • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014(H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage)

For more information, read our blog listing places to get more flu information online.

Important facts about the flu vaccine

  • The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in an individual roughly two weeks after the vaccine is administered.
  • Flu strains vary each year. This year’s flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Because the flu vaccine is updated annually, it is recommended that you get vaccinated each year.
  • The flu shot is administered in the arm. It is typically a quick and easy procedure. The vaccination is not a live virus, and thus has been shown to have fewer side effects than other types of vaccinations.
  • The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent seasonal influenza for you, your family and the community at large.
  • Most insurance providers, including many Medicare plans, cover the cost of preventative flu vaccines.

Ready to get protected from influenza?

Find a MedSpring near me

Important Note: MedSpring only bills insurance for a flu vaccine when coupled with a visit (except Medicare). Visits solely for a flu vaccine may be submitted to insurance by the patient for reimbursement. Check with your healthcare insurance carrier for more information.

Be prepared for flu season.

This flu season, the CDC recommends everyone over 6 months of age receive the annual flu vaccination. Our flu vaccines are in stock and ready to be administered.

Find a MedSpring near me

Why get the flu shot?

Influenza season is unpredictable, but most years the flu season spikes around January - Februrary. This is why it's especially important to get vaccinated as soon as you can. Even when the flu virus mutates, the flu vaccine can help lessen the severity and symptoms of the flu.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu vaccination. The vaccine is particularly important for people who are at a higher risk of developing flu-related complications such as:

  • Children under 6 years of age
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease
  • For a full list of high-risk conditions, consult the CDC's flu web page.

What are my flu shot options?

At MedSpring, we have options for flu vaccinations:

  • For children over 12 months of age
  • For pregnant women
  • For seniors

Due to CDC recommendations this year, the MedSpring 2017-2018 flu vaccine is quadrivalent, with protection against these strains:

  • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014(H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage)

For more information, read our blog listing places to get more flu information online.

Important facts about the flu vaccine

  • The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in an individual roughly two weeks after the vaccine is administered.
  • Flu strains vary each year. This year’s flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Because the flu vaccine is updated annually, it is recommended that you get vaccinated each year.
  • The flu shot is administered in the arm. It is typically a quick and easy procedure. The vaccination is not a live virus, and thus has been shown to have fewer side effects than other types of vaccinations.
  • The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent seasonal influenza for you, your family and the community at large.
  • Most insurance providers, including many Medicare plans, cover the cost of preventative flu vaccines.

Ready to get protected from influenza?

Find a MedSpring near me

Important Note: MedSpring only bills insurance for a flu vaccine when coupled with a visit (except Medicare). Visits solely for a flu vaccine may be submitted to insurance by the patient for reimbursement. Check with your healthcare insurance carrier for more information.

Be prepared for flu season.

This flu season, the CDC recommends everyone over 6 months of age receive the annual flu vaccination. Our flu vaccines are in stock and ready to be administered.

Find a MedSpring near me

Why get the flu shot?

Influenza season is unpredictable, but most years the flu season spikes around January - Februrary. This is why it's especially important to get vaccinated as soon as you can. Even when the flu virus mutates, the flu vaccine can help lessen the severity and symptoms of the flu.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu vaccination. The vaccine is particularly important for people who are at a higher risk of developing flu-related complications such as:

  • Children under 6 years of age
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease
  • For a full list of high-risk conditions, consult the CDC's flu web page.

What are my flu shot options?

At MedSpring, we have options for flu vaccinations:

  • For children over 12 months of age
  • For pregnant women
  • For seniors

Due to CDC recommendations this year, the MedSpring 2017-2018 flu vaccine is quadrivalent, with protection against these strains:

  • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014(H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage)

For more information, read our blog listing places to get more flu information online.

Important facts about the flu vaccine

  • The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in an individual roughly two weeks after the vaccine is administered.
  • Flu strains vary each year. This year’s flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Because the flu vaccine is updated annually, it is recommended that you get vaccinated each year.
  • The flu shot is administered in the arm. It is typically a quick and easy procedure. The vaccination is not a live virus, and thus has been shown to have fewer side effects than other types of vaccinations.
  • The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent seasonal influenza for you, your family and the community at large.
  • Most insurance providers, including many Medicare plans, cover the cost of preventative flu vaccines.

Ready to get protected from influenza?

Find a MedSpring near me

Important Note: MedSpring only bills insurance for a flu vaccine when coupled with a visit (except Medicare). Visits solely for a flu vaccine may be submitted to insurance by the patient for reimbursement. Check with your healthcare insurance carrier for more information.