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Treating the flu
Concentra delivers quality and experienced medical care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including colds and seasonal influenza. As a leading provider of occupational medicine and urgent care services, Concentra provides flu shots to employees and patients across the country, at close to 300 locations. For your best protection against the flu, we offer:
- Walk-in service
- Convenient locations
- Simple flu shot service
- Providers you can trust
- Educational information about influenza
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. 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.
Defeating the Flu
Influenza commonly known as “the flu,” is an extremely contagious respiratory infection with symptoms that often include high fever, cough, and full body aches. It can cause severe complications, even death, particularly in high-risk groups. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year in the United States an estimated 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu. In 30 years of tracking flu related deaths in the U.S., as many as 49,000 people have died in one year.
What you need to know about the flu vaccine
- The flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent the flu, and can be up to 60% effective among the general population
- A flu shot can take up to two weeks to reach maximum potency, which is why it’s recommended early in the flu season.
- Influenza can be spread to others up to 24 hours before a person develops symptoms and up to seven days after becoming sick.
- The flu can cause serious complications and even deaths for infants, the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, or other high-risk individuals.
* Final vaccine composition is determined by the U.S. Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAL). Concentra does not guarantee the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine.