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FLU Treatment

Flu Treatment Clinic in Florida

Influenza, commonly referred to as “flu,” is a respiratory disease that is spread by influenza viruses. symptoms include chills or a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, and muscle or body pains. Contact PrimeHealth Urgent Care if you are looking for flu treatment. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Parrish, Bradenton, Lithia, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, West Bradenton, and Port Charlotte FL.

Flu Treatment Clinic Near Me in Parrish, Sarasota, Bradenton, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton FL, and Lithia, FL
Flu Treatment Clinic Near Me in Parrish, Sarasota, Bradenton, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, Port Charlotte, West Bradenton FL and Lithia, FL

Influenza, commonly referred to as "flu," is a respiratory disease that is spread by influenza viruses. symptoms include chills or a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, and muscle or body pains. Contact PrimeHealth Urgent Care if you are looking for flu treatment. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Parrish, Bradenton, Lithia, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, West Bradenton and Port Charlotte FL.
Influenza, commonly referred to as "flu," is a respiratory disease that is spread by influenza viruses. symptoms include chills or a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, and muscle or body pains. Contact PrimeHealth Urgent Care if you are looking for flu treatment. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Parrish, Bradenton, Lithia, Sarasota, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Ellenton, West Bradenton and Port Charlotte FL.

Table of Contents:

What are some common flu symptoms?
Why are flu shots important?
At what age do you get flu shots?
Do you offer flu shots at PrimeHealth Urgent Care?

What are some common flu symptoms?


Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that is characterized by a variety of symptoms. Common flu symptoms include:

• Cough
• Sore throat
• Shortness of breath
• Fatigue
• Fever
• Chills and sweats
• Muscle or body aches
• Runny or congested sinuses

It is common for flu symptoms to onset abruptly and last for several days. In children, it is common for symptoms to also include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. It is quite easy to contract influenza, as people begin to be contagious about a day before exhibiting symptoms. In addition, influenza strains are always changing and mutating. Therefore, even if you have had influenza in the past, it is very likely you will contract it again.

From one year to the next, the flu virus and its symptoms can change. That’s another reason for you to get your flu shot each year. Symptoms may change and vary, but the flu has some symptoms common between each strain. These include sore throat, cough, and stuffy nose, and may also include an achy or fatigued body, headache, chills, and/or fever. Children can experience additional symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, and/or nausea. With newborns, the flu with a fever can be deadly, so in this case, emergency care is necessary.

It’s easy to confuse flu symptoms with those of other conditions like the common cold or another viral infection, and because these conditions can be very contagious and sometimes serious if you’re having any symptoms, it’s important to call or have a virtual visit with a clinic like ours. PrimeHealth Urgent Care offers phone and video chat appointments, so if you need to speak with us, it’s really easy to do.

Why are flu shots important?


The flu is an illness that can range from mild to severe, and in extreme cases, it can be fatal. It is very important to protect yourself from viral respiratory illnesses by getting vaccinated. When vaccinated against the flu, your risk of catching the virus is reduced by 40% to 60%.

Getting a flu shot each year can help reduce the risk of getting the flu. It can also help to reduce the severity of symptoms if you do get the flu. The flu vaccine works by triggering an immune response in the body, which helps to build immunity to the specific strains of the virus that are included in the vaccine. This means that if you come into contact with the virus, your body will be better prepared to fight it off.

Receiving the flu shot is especially important for people who are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu, such as older adults, young children, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions. It’s also important for people who live with or care for high-risk individuals, to protect them as well.

At what age do you get flu shots?


Flu shots are safe and effective for people of all ages. Standard-dose inactivated flu shots are recommended for everyone older than 6 months, with very few exceptions. Before receiving the vaccine, it is advised to consult your healthcare provider if you:

• Have a severe, life-threatening allergy to any ingredients included in the vaccine
• Have a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
• Have a weakened immune system or an immune disorder
• Are taking immunosuppressant medications?
• Are not feeling well?

It is important to discuss your medical history and allergies with your healthcare provider to determine which flu vaccine is safe and recommended for you. The flu shot is highly recommended for those who have a high risk of complications if they get the virus. High-risk groups include:

• Children 6 months through 4 years of age – Children are at a higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu, and the flu shot is the best way to protect them.

• Pregnant women pregnant women are at an increased risk of complications from the flu, and the flu shot is safe for both the mother and the developing fetus.

• People 50 years of age and older – As people age, their risk of developing serious complications from the flu increases. The flu shot can help protect older adults from the flu.

• People with certain chronic health conditions – People with certain chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, are at increased risk of developing serious complications from the flu. The flu shot can help protect them from the flu.

Do you offer flu shots at PrimeHealth Urgent Care?


Yes, flu shots are available and accessible at PrimeHealth Urgent Care. The flu shot can help reduce the risk of getting the flu, as well as the severity of symptoms if you do get the flu. Our clinic has a team of trained healthcare professionals who will administer the flu shot, and we offer flexible scheduling to make it easy for you to get the shot. Don’t wait, protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu by scheduling your flu shot today. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Parrish FL, Bradenton FL, Lithia FL, Sarasota FL, Lehigh Acres FL, Estero FL, Ellenton FL, Port Charlotte FL, West Bradenton FL Palmetto FL, Lakewood Ranch FL, Foxleigh FL, Venice FL, Fruitville FL, Wimauma FL, Balm FL, Fort Myers FL, Westminster FL, El Dorado Acres FL, Cascades FL, West Samoset FL, Memphis FL, Harbour Heights FL, Murdock FL, and surrounding cities.

Directions to PrimeHealth Urgent Care in Florida

Port Charlotte, FL

  • 23951 Peachland Blvd, Unit 1, Port Charlotte, FL 33954
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Parrish, FL

Bradenton, FL

Sarasota, FL

Lithia, FL

  • 5660 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547
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Lehigh Acres, FL

  • 5781 Lee Blvd., Suite 302 Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
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Estero, FL

  • 20321 Grand Oaks Shoppes Dr. unit 308 Estero, FL 33928
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Ellenton, FL

West Bradenton, FL

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