Flu Shots in Wheaton, Maryland

Get the Flu Vaccine in Montgomery County for $29

Did you know there’s a flu shot clinic in the Wheaton, Maryland area? At either of Fast Track Urgent Care’s two walk-in locations, you can get the flu vaccine for just $29 out of pocket. Plus, we now accept insurance for flu shots, so you can get the vaccine for even less than that. No appointment necessary!

If you have any questions about your flu shot options in Wheaton, get in touch with Fast Track Urgent Care today by calling (800) 417-1164 or contacting us online today!

About the Flu Shot

Just hearing the word “flu” or “influenza” is enough to make anyone cringe with thoughts of being quarantined in their room with a box of tissues, a bottle of Nyquil, and a marathon of terrible daytime television. Although the length and time of flu season can vary, it generally begins as early as October and peaks in January and February. Flu symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Nasal congestion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you get a flu shot once a year. The flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be the most common for that particular flu season. However, it is important to note that the flu vaccination is not 100 percent effective at preventing the flu due to the fact that there are many different flu viruses.

It’s a good idea to get a flu shot, no matter what time of year it is. A little protection goes a long way, and though flu vaccination can’t protect you completely from getting influenza, it’s still worth it! Remember—it takes about two weeks to build up immunity, so don’t wait until you actually have the flu to get the shot.

To learn more about the benefits of getting a flu shot, contact us online or call (800) 417-1164 today!

Who Needs to Get a Flu Shot?

The CDC recommends that everyone older than 6 months should get the seasonal flu shot. However, some groups of people are at a higher risk than most.

It’s particularly important you visit a flu shot clinic and get the flu shot if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Live with or care for infants 6 months old and younger
  • Have a medical condition that increases the chances of flu-related complications (chronic conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, etc.)
  • Have a job that involves emergency medical or healthcare services

That said, people who should NOT get the flu shot are those who:

  • Have a fever
  • Are allergic to chicken eggs
  • Have had an allergic reaction to flu shots in the past
  • Are younger than 6 months old

Wondering whether you should get a flu shot? Call (800) 417-1164 or contact us online today to get insight from Fast Track Urgent Care’s expert staff!

Visit a Walk-in Clinic to Get a Flu Shot in Wheaton, MD

If you want to know more about influenza or about flu protection in general, call Fast Track Urgent Care. Visit one of our Wheaton-area walk-in flu shot clinics today!

If you’re ready to get a flu shot and want to get more information about our walk-in clinics in Wheaton, contact us online or call (800) 417-1164 today!