Flu Shots at Urgent Care for Kids
Flu shots are available now at Urgent Care for Kids!
- $15-$17.50 for Child Flu Shots
- $20-$25 for Adult Flu Shots
It’s important for everyone in the family to get vaccinated to protect against the virus and prevent spreading the illness to others. Here are a few ways the virus can spread:
- Community surfaces
Per the Center for Disease Control, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can lead to pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, and in some cases it can be fatal. Every year more than 200,000 people in America are hospitalized due to influenza.
It’s about that time again for cold north winds to bring us much needed temperature relief. As the temperature drops, the flu/influenza season typically begins. Be aware that this year is a little different that last year in terms of vaccinations. The Center of Disease Control (CDC) has advised not to use FluMist, the nasal spray flu vaccine due to poor performance compared to the injection form. Keep in mind that this recommendation is for this year only and may change for future seasons.
Currently there are two different flu vaccinations. We still have the traditional vaccine that is tri-valent. This vaccine will protect you against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. The other vaccine being offered is quad-valent. This vaccine will protect you against the same three flu viruses listed above plus an additional B virus.
So which one should I get!? The CDC has made it clear that there should be no preference between any of the approved inject-able vaccines. If you are 6 months and older, it is important that you get the flu vaccine every year. Aim to get vaccinated as soon as it becomes available or at least by October. Remember it takes about two weeks for your body to produce appropriate antibodies after vaccination.
Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. Flu vaccinations are now being offered for both children and adults. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website or blog at: www.urgentcareforkids.