Administering Flu Shots on a Walk-In Basis in Brockton, MA
Getting an influenza (flu) shot is one of the smartest things you can do to protect your health and the health of those around you. No one understands this better than PhysicianOne Urgent Care, and that’s why we’re so pleased to offer walk-in flu shots at our Brockton, Massachusetts, immediate care center.
How Does the Influenza Vaccine Work?
Have you ever wondered how a flu shot helps protect you from the influenza virus? These shots contain inactive or weakened forms of the flu strains expected to be most common that year. When those strains enter your body, your immune system starts producing antibodies that help prevent you from contracting the same illnesses in the future.
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generally recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine each year (there are rare exceptions to this, such as when someone has a severe allergy to a flu vaccine ingredient). Flu shots are especially important for individuals with a higher-than-normal risk of developing flu complications (for example, health care workers, people who are immunocompromised, and those who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility). One of the experienced providers at PhysicianOne Urgent Care can let you know whether you’re a candidate for the flu vaccine.
Don’t Wait—Get Your Flu Shot Today
One of the benefits of receiving the flu vaccine at PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Brockton office is that we offer walk-in flu shots. Rather than having to wait for an appointment with your primary care provider, you can simply stop into our urgent care center whenever your schedule allows (we also offer prebooked appointments, if preferred). Visit us today at 1340 Belmont Street—we’re open every day of the year with extended hours.