Flu Shots Conveniently Available Near Hell’s Kitchen at MedRite Urgent Care
Annual flu shots are recommended for most people age six months and older, and MedRite Urgent Care makes it easy for everyone in the Hell’s Kitchen area to get vaccinated. We’re open during extended hours seven days a week, and we do not require appointments for flu shots (or any other healthcare services). Just walk right in, and we’ll help protect you from the flu during the upcoming season.
Because flu viruses are constantly changing, you can’t count on the flu shots you received in prior years to provide you with adequate protection going forward. Based on extensive research, each seasonal flu vaccine is custom-formulated to protect against the three or four main viruses that are believed to be most likely to spread and cause illness during the approaching year. Therefore, it’s important to receive a flu vaccine prior to the start of each flu season.
After receiving a flu vaccine, it can take a few weeks for your body to produce and build up sufficient antibodies to defend itself against infection. This means that if you are exposed to an influenza virus during that time, you can still become ill and experience symptoms like:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion
At MedRite, we encourage everyone in the Hell’s Kitchen area to get a flu shot as early as possible in order to ensure full protection. Flu shots are generally available throughout each flu season, which runs from September through May.
There is a common misconception that it is possible to contract the flu directly from a flu shot. This is medically impossible. Flu shots contain inactive forms of the viruses, which are not infectious. Essentially, this means that the germs are already dead, and they cannot come back to life and infect you.
For quick and easy flu shots, you can rely on the medical professionals at MedRite Urgent Care. We have several offices in New York City, including one in the Hell’s Kitchen area. We accept all major health insurance plans and we bill insurance providers directly for flu shots, so most of our patients have no out-of-pocket expenses.