Get a Flu Shot in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming

Should I get a flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months gets a flu shot in September or October 2020.

Sterling Urgent Care has flu shots in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming available now. Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses such as the flu is more essential than ever in 2020 as coronavirus continues to spread. By keeping seasonal influenza cases low, we can reduce the burden on local hospitals for COVID-19 patients. Sterling Urgent Care centers will provide flu vaccines throughout the 2020-2021 flu season, but we recommend getting a flu shot as soon as you are able.

Flu shots cost just $30 when you pay cash at the time of service at all Sterling Urgent Care locations.

We offer on-site flu vaccination for employers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Contact Sami Evans to learn more and to schedule on-site flu shots.

Flu Shot Near Me

When you visit one of our walk-in clinics in Utah, Wyoming or Idaho, you can get a flu vaccine with little to no waiting. Our practitioners can answer any questions you have about the flu shot and the specific flu vaccine ingredients to ensure you’re completely comfortable. We’ll ease any concerns you have about possible flu shot reactions and symptoms, too.

CDC Recommendations for 2020 Flu Season

  • Get a flu vaccine
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Avoid close contact with people who you do not live with
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after touching surfaces or objects outside your home
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough; try to use the crook of your elbow instead of your hand
  • Stay home if you do not feel well
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home often

Answers to Common Flu Shot Questions

Who should or should not get a flu vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual flu shot, unless they fall under one of the CDC flu shot exceptions.

People who should not get a flu shot include:

  • Children younger than 6 months of age
  • People with severe or life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or its ingredients, including gelatin and antibiotics

People who should talk to their doctor before a flu shot include:

  • People with severe egg allergies
  • People who have had Guiliian-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • People who are not feeling well

People who should not get nasal spray flu vaccine include:

  • People over 50
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 2 years of age
  • Children 2 to 4 years of age with asthma or who have a history of wheezing in the last 12 months
  • Children ages 2 to 17 who are receiving medications that include aspirin or salicylate
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People who care for severely immunocompromised individuals
  • People who have taken influenza antiviral drugs within the last 48 hours

People who should talk to their doctor before getting nasal spray flu vaccine include:

  • People with asthma who are 5 years of age or older
  • People with moderate or severe acute illness with or without fever
  • People who experienced Guiliian-Barré Syndrome (GBS) folloiwing a previous influenza vaccine
  • People with underlying medical conditions that put them at risk for severe flu complications, such as
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Heart disease (except isolated hypertension)
    • Kidney disease
    • Liver disorders
    • Neurologic and neuromuscular disorders
    • Blood disorders
    • Diabetes or other metabolic disorders
What are the flu shot side effects?
Some flu vaccine symptoms include headache, fever, muscle aches and nausea. Patients may also notice soreness, redness and/or swelling at the injection site. Please note that like other injections, the flu shot can cause fainting in rare situations. Don’t hesitate to discuss any concerns you have about flu shot reactions with our staff.
How Much is the Flu Shot?
Your flu shot price depends on your current health care plan. Feel free to contact Sterling Urgent Care to discuss payment and insurance options.
Is the flu shot effective?
The CDC says flu shot effectiveness can vary but recent studies show that the flu vaccine matched strains found in between 40% and 60% of cases. Flu vaccine manufacturers do their best to anticipate the flu strains that will circulate each year when they formulate the flu shot. People who get flu shots and who get the flu have reported a quicker recovery and less severe symptoms.
Will the flu shot protect me from COVID-19?
A flu shot protects only against influenza viruses. It does not protect against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. You can help to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 by getting a flu shot. Preventing the spread of flu will help to conserve hospital resources for patients with severe COVID-19. Avoiding flu may also prevent you from needing a nasal swab test this winter, as both flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms, and coronavirus testing may be needed to eliminate it as a cause if you have a fever, sore throat or cough this winter.

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