Flu Vaccine Near Me
Flu Shots Available In Orange County
What is Influenza?
Influenza is a virus that easily spreads from one person to another by contact with infected droplets. Infected droplets enter the air most commonly through sneezes, coughs, as well as talking. They can also be present on surfaces that were touched by someone infected with influenza. Getting a Influenza Vaccine (flu shot) is the best line of defense.
If a person becomes infected, they are contagious before they show symptoms, and continue to be contagious for up to a week after their symptoms begin. Due to the length of the contagious state, and the fact of being contagious before symptoms begin, people easily spread the virus.
Flu season is the time in the United States when the flu is most prevalent; fall and winter. There are an estimated 9.2 million to 35.6 million cases of Influenza each year. The best way to prevent influenza is to receive an annual Flu Shot.
Where can I get a Flu Vaccine?
Our walk-in clinic is the number one place to receive your Flu Shot each year. There is no need to make an appointment, all you need to do is walk-in or check-in online. We provide patients with top-notch, compassionate, and professional care. Our clinic is open late 7 days a week, including holidays, so that you can receive a Flu Vaccine when it is convenient for you.
Our Orange County clinic serves the communities of Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach. Walk-in for the best fast and affordable care around. Flu Shots are available from September to January, 7 days a week, from 8 AM to 8 PM.
The Flu Shot is typically given in the arm with a needle and is designed each year to protect against the types of the virus that are predicted to be most prevalent during that flu season.
Is the Flu Shot effective?
The vaccine is about 60% effective and, while receiving the flu shot does not guarantee that you will not contract influenza, it is the most effective means of minimizing the possibility. If those who have been vaccinated do contract the flu, they tend to contract a less severe form and have more mild symptoms.
There are different Flu Shots available, including the inactivated influenza vaccine, the recombinant influenza vaccine, and the live attenuated influenza vaccine. There are also three-component and four-component Flu Vaccines available.
No type is recommended above any other based on effectiveness, but each type is manufactured in order to be safer for specific people. These specifications include age and medical history. Our Xpress Urgent Care medical professionals will help to determine which type of Flu Shot is best for you.
It is recommended that everyone over six months old receive their annual Flu Shot for protection against the influenza virus during the year’s flu season. The vaccine is especially important for those who would be put at high risk of serious complications from contracting influenza.
The time to protect yourself from influenza is now. Visit our walk-in clinic any day of the week to prepare for the upcoming flu season.