FastMed provides $15 flu vaccinations in North Carolina

FastMed Urgent Care provides individual adult and children’s flu vaccinations for $15 at all of their North Carolina locations

RALEIGH, N.C., September 16, 2011 – FastMed Urgent Care announced today that they will be providing adult and children’s flu vaccination shots for $15 each as a health and wellness outreach.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine yearly. Get your vaccine now so that you will be protected when the flu season starts in October. I highly recommend getting the flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones.” according to Dr. Melvin Lee, Chief Medical Officer for FastMed Urgent Care.

If you contract the flu before receiving the flu shot, the vaccine will have little effect. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after receiving the shot.

Children have higher rates of infection as well as pregnant women, and those with a weak immune system or other health conditions are more susceptible.

Receiving your fall flu shot is important as influenza viruses are always changing, and each season’s vaccine is designed specifically for that variant strand of influenza.

Vaccination for the flu helps in several ways. It assists in keeping the flu away so you can enjoy your daily activities, prevents absences from work, and assists in avoiding higher medical bills associated with treatment of the flu.

FastMed has the following walk-in clinic locations in North Carolina where one can receive a $15 flu shot any weekday or weekend:

Asheville, Boone, Cary, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hendersonville, Holly Springs, Mooresville, Raleigh, Sanford, Wake Forest, Wilkesboro

Locations opening in North Carolina before the end of 2011 include:

Burlington, Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, Monroe, Winston-Salem

For more information on the flu, how it is spread, and how else you can protect yourself after being vaccinated, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or http://www.flu.gov/.

About FastMed Urgent Care:

FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to non-emergency patients. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  FastMed is owned by Comvest Group, a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies.  For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.

Reuel Heyden
Director of Community Relations
919-550-0821 x1016
r.heyden@fastmed.com