Flu Shots Provided to Children & Adults in the Carrollton, TX, Area
Flu shots are the best way to protect your health against the seasonal influenza virus. If you live in the Carrolton, Texas, area and haven’t been vaccinated yet, visit Citra Urgent Care. Led by an ER physician and a team of compassionate practitioners, Citra Urgent Care offers a variety of vaccines, immunizations, and treatments for everyday ailments.
Flu shots are recommended for just about everyone, including young adults who are otherwise healthy. This is because the flu virus affects up to 20 percent of the population every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Being vaccinated means you’ll be much less likely to contract the virus and experience its unpleasant symptoms, which may include days or week of:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat or cough
- Nasal congestion
- Nausea and vomiting (particularly in children)
Flu shots are especially important if you have a compromised immune system and are at an increased risk of experiencing complications from the flu. At-risk groups include:
- Pregnant women and women who have recently given birth
- Adults over the age of 65
- People with certain chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease
- Children under the age of 6 (but older than 6 weeks)
To learn more about flu shots at Citra Urgent Care, give us a call or stop by our center near Carrollton, TX, when it’s convenient for your schedule. We are open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and accept all major insurance plans.