Fight the flu with Concentra
Influenza – referred to as “flu” – is a serious threat to the health and well-being of you and your family. Vaccination is the primary method for preventing flu and its severe complications.* You can get vaccinated at a Concentra Urgent Care location.
The current seasonal flu vaccination is generally safe and is the most effective prevention against influenza and flu-related respiratory illness, physician visits related to the flu, hospitalization, and even death. Plus, the vaccine helps maintain a stronger immune system if a new strain of flu emerges.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with the flu, we offer these helpful tips for taking care of someone with the flu.
If you become exposed to the flu, a physician may also recommend that you begin taking an antiviral medication. This medication doesn’t help prevent the flu, but it helps your body fight the infection so your flu symptoms may be less severe. It should be limited to cases with severe symptoms where hospitalization may be required. Overuse of antiviral medications could lead more quickly to resistant strains of the flu.
Here to Help
Use our Location Finder to locate the Concentra Urgent Care nearest you. For your convenience and to avoid wait times, we recommend you call the Center before you go in. Ask about vaccine availability, pricing information, the best day and time to receive the vaccination, and any other questions you have.
For answers to common questions about the seasonal flu, visit our Patient Flu FAQ page.
* Final vaccine composition to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Concentra does not guarantee the quality of the vaccine or any results of the vaccine or that any person inoculated with the vaccine will not get the flu.
As of January 18, 2013:
- 47 States are reporting widespread flu activity within their state
- If vaccinated, you are 60%less likely to need treatment for the flu
- More than 37,000 people have been treated for the flu and at least 20 children have died from flu-related causes
Note: Flu shots, Sports physicals, and travel health services are available as a cash pay service. Cash, check, and credit cards are welcome.