Flu Shots & Other Vaccines Available at Our Urgent Care Center in Medford, MA
With symptoms like a sore throat, fever, chills, headache, and more, coming down with the flu is a truly miserable experience. And that’s if you get lucky. In severe cases, the flu can lead to serious complications that require hospitalization. Fortunately, if you live in Medford, Massachusetts, or a surrounding area, you can walk right into PhysicianOne Urgent Care and receive a flu shot. While a flu shot won’t guarantee that you’ll avoid the flu, it will greatly reduce your chances of coming down with it. And, even if you do become infected with the influenza virus, your symptoms may be less severe than if you had gone without a flu shot.
Who Needs a Flu Shot?
If you are a relatively healthy person who has avoided the flu throughout the years, you may not think you need a flu shot. But, that’s not the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu shot for everyone, regardless of their health. Additionally, some people are at a higher risk than others for becoming infected with the influenza virus. If you belong to one of the following groups, it’s imperative that you receive a flu vaccine:
- Adults age 50 and older
- People with a chronic pulmonary, renal, hepatic, cardiovascular, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disorder
- Women who are or may become pregnant during flu season
- Nursing home residents
- Healthcare personnel
- Caregivers of young children or older adults
Other Vaccinations We Offer
In addition to flu shots, we also offer a variety of other vaccines, including:
- Td – tetanus, diphtheria
- TDap – tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
Walk Into PhysicianOne Urgent Care Today
If you live in Medford and are ready to receive your flu shot, come on down to PhysicianOne Urgent Care today. We accept patients on a walk-in basis and are open every day of the year, making it convenient for you to get your flu shot on your own schedule. Our urgent care center is located at 4110 Mystic Valley Parkway, at the intersection of Fellsway, in the Wellington Circle Plaza.