Flu Shots & Other Vaccines Available for Chestnut Hill, MA, Residents & Visitors
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that healthy individuals get a flu shot each year? And, it’s even more important to receive the influenza vaccine if you are over 65, pregnant, have a weakened immune system, or have a long-term health condition like asthma, COPD, or heart disease. Fortunately, individuals in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for flu vaccines. We’re a trusted immediate care provider, and in addition to flu shots, we’re pleased to offer vaccinations against diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus.
Can a Flu Shot Give You the Flu?
No, it can’t. According to the CDC, flu shots can’t give people the flu because they’re made either with inactivated flu viruses or with single genes from a flu virus, neither of which are infectious. Some people report experiencing headaches, muscle aches, and low-grade fevers after receiving the flu vaccine, but these are simply side effects — much less severe than flu symptoms — and typically go away after a day or two.
Visit Our Chestnut Hill Urgent Care Center
If you’d like to get a flu shot or one of the other vaccines we offer, stop into PhysicianOne Urgent Care whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our Chestnut Hill office — located at 1210 Boylston Street, next to Panda Club Academy — is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. You don’t have to worry about making an appointment, but if you’re in a rush and you’d like to get in and out as quickly as possible, you can take advantage of our online check-in system to expedite your visit. We typically have most vaccines on hand, but you may want to call ahead to make sure we have the one you need in stock.