Flu season is coming, which means it’s time to visit a medical provider for your annual flu shot. The flu vaccine provides protection from influenza infection and can prevent the spread of the flu in your community. Affinity Urgent Care offers flu shots and treatment for flu symptoms in the Alvin, Texas, area. Our medical team makes it easy for children and adults to receive a flu shot—we offer walk-in appointments and also have an online check-in system for a streamlined visit.
The flu (seasonal influenza) is a viral infection that generally resolves on its own over the course of several days. However, there are flu treatment options if you do come down with the flu, and antiviral medication may be appropriate in certain cases to reduce symptom severity and shorten the duration of illness.
Affinity Urgent Care can perform testing to determine if you have the flu or another infection, such as the common cold, bronchitis, or COVID-19. After determining the cause of your illness, our medical professionals will recommend treatments to ease your symptoms and get you on the road to recovery.
The best treatment is prevention. To protect yourself against influenza in the future, it’s important to receive a yearly flu vaccine before you become sick.
With rare exceptions, anyone over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine yearly, including healthy young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following groups should receive a flu shot to protect themselves from serious complications:
The medical team at Affinity Urgent Care can diagnose flu cases and provide flu shots to protect patients in the Alvin, TX, area this flu season. Simply walk into our clinic or use our online scheduling system to streamline your visit. We are open during extended hours every day, including weekends.
A standard office visit that can include in house lab testing, medication administration, in house oral medication, EKG, and one X-ray series.
A visit with level 1 services and will also include, Laceration repair, foreign body removal, Incision & Drainage, Multiple X-ray series, and more.
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 6:00PM