FastMed Urgent Care provides individual adult and children’s flu vaccinations for $15 at all of their Arizona locations
GILBERT, AZ, October 2, 2012 – FastMed Urgent Care is now providing adult and children’s flu vaccination shots for $15 each as a health and wellness outreach.
While flu activity is currently low, September 22 is the official start of fall, and flu season usually begins in October and can last through May of the following year.
Receiving your annual flu shot is important as influenza viruses are always changing, and each season’s vaccine is designed specifically for that variant strand of influenza.
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.
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.
If you do not receive your flu shot and catch the flu, antiviral medications at your local urgent care can make you feel better and shorten the time you are sick.
If you aren’t sure if you have the flu or a cold the following signs and symptoms will help you know the difference*:
|The Flu||A Cold|
|Comes on Fast and Furious – Flu symptoms like sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches and soreness, congestion, and cough tend to come on suddenly and are more intense than cold symptoms. You will likely start off feeling extremely tired and achy all over. That fatigue and weakness may last for up to 3 weeks — or even longer in the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or a weak immune system.||Usually include a runny or stuffy nose.|
|Can last between two to five days, but you might feel run-down for a week or longer.||Symptoms appear gradually and last about a week.|
|You will probably run a fever of 100-102 degrees or higher. Children’s flu fevers tend to be higher.||You usually feel bad for just a few days.|
In general, the flu has more acute symptoms than the common cold, and the flu can lead to pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.
Both colds and the flu are both respiratory illnesses and can cause the following signs:
The quickest and most effective way to know if you have flu or a cold is to get a test at your local urgent care.
FastMed has 16 walk-in clinic locations in Arizona where one can receive a $15 flu shot any weekday or weekend, visit www.fastmed.com and click on locations for your nearest location.
*For more information on the flu, how it is spread, and vaccination, 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 Arizona. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.
About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements. The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.
Gerald Bohulano | Senior Marketing Coordinator
FastMed Urgent Care