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Central Tampa - Primary Care & Endocrinology

2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33607

Suite 450

813.875.8453

Fax: 813.377.1390

A Flu Shot Can Help Keep You from Contracting the Flu

Flu ShotA flu shot is the single most effective way to protect yourself from getting the flu. Vaccines vary from year to year, and are constantly updated to reflect the most prevalent viruses for each upcoming flu season.

At Florida Medical Clinic, we’re proud to prioritize preventive care, which is why we make it as convenient as possible for our patients to stop by for a flu shot. We have numerous primary care locations throughout the area, with several open on the weekends. We also:

  • Have experienced physicians on site at all times
  • Accept most major insurance plans
  • Accommodate the needs of our busiest patients with urgent, same-day appointments

When a patient comes to Florida Medical Clinic for a flu shot, our team will review all of the available options with him or her, including the specific formulations available for the upcoming flu season. There are often several different options each year.

In most cases, flu shots do not cause any complications, as the viruses in the vaccination are inactive. However, some individuals experience minor aches, a low-grade fever, or temporary soreness where the shot was administered. But, for most individuals – including healthy adults – the advantages of receiving a flu shot far outweigh any potential drawbacks.

Not only can a flu vaccine prevent a recipient from contracting the particular viruses included in the shot, but it can also help lessen the reaction should he or she become infected with a different type of influenza virus. Flu shots can also help protect the most vulnerable members of a community, including infants and the elderly.

To schedule an appointment for a flu shot at Florida Medical Clinic, contact us today.

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