Walk-in Flu Shots
When Flu Season Hits, We Have You Covered.
At Physicians Immediate Care, we recognize the need for both children and adults to have a convenient and affordable option for protecting themselves from Influenza. This is why all of our clinics offer affordable walk-in flu shots. Beginning October 1, 2022, for anyone 2 years or older, you can visit any of our over 50+ clinics throughout Illinois, Chicagoland, Indiana, and Wisconsin and receive a flu shot.
Our flu shots have a $0 co-pay with most insurance plans.* No Insurance? No problem. We offer a self-pay rate of $50 that must be paid in full at the time of service for Flucelvax and $100 for the FLUAD vaccine for adults 65 years and older.
More about the Flu Shot
The flu shot works by injecting a weakened form of the virus so that the body naturally develops antibodies to protect against the virus.
Each year, flu vaccines are developed to protect against three primary forms of the influenza virus:
- Influenza A (H1N1)
- Influenza A (H3N2)
- Influenza B (2 different strains)
While most flu shots and the nasal spray flu vaccines are manufactured using egg-based technology, at Physicians Immediate Care, we use a quadrivalent cell-based vaccine (Flucelvax) which is completely egg-free and preservative-free. We also offer the Quadrivalent FLUAD vaccine for adults 65 years and older. FLUAD helps create a stronger immune response in older adults. The FLUAD vaccine is not egg-free and is contra-indicated for anyone with an egg allergy.
When to Get the Flu Shot
In the US, the typical flu season begins as early as October and runs as late as May, with peak months typically in January and February. The CDC encourages individuals to get vaccinated as early in the season as possible, so ideally, you should aim to receive a flu shot before the end of October.
Where to Get the Flu Shot
Beginning October 1, 2022, for anyone two years or older, you can visit any Physicians Immediate Care 50+ clinics throughout Illinois, Chicagoland, Indiana, and Wisconsin and receive a flu shot. Please note that the WellNow locations do not offer flu shots.
Who Should NOT Get the Flu Shot?
It is important to note that not everyone may be healthy enough to receive the Flu vaccine. For example, those who should not receive the flu shot may include:
- Children that are younger than 6 months.
- Individuals with severe allergies to the flu vaccine or any ingredients in the flu vaccine such as gelatin, antibiotics, eggs, or other ingredients, should only get the vaccine that is free of these ingredients. Please consult with a medical provider.
- If you are not feeling well, you should speak with a doctor about your symptoms before receiving a flu shot.
- Those who have had Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the recent past should consult with their physician before getting a flu shot.
*Most insurance plans accepted