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 September 1, 2020, for anyone four years of age or older, you can visit any of our over 40+ clinics throughout Illinois, Chicagoland, and Indiana, 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 $40 that must be paid in full at the time of service, click here for your $5 off flu shot coupon.
More about the Flu Shot
The flu shot works by injecting a weakened form of the virus so that the body will naturally develop 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
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. Beginning in September of 2020 we are also offering the Trivalent FLUAD vaccine for adults 65 years and older. FLUAD helps create a stronger immune response to older adults. If you are concerned about specific additives, these vaccines are free of formaldehyde, antibiotics, gluten, gelatin, latex, thimerosal, and other preservatives. We are choosing to use this egg-free vaccine because we believe it may work better than the egg-based vaccines with less adverse effects. Note: Flucelvax is approved for anyone older than 4.
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.
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.
- 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 should consult with their physician before getting a flu shot.
*Most insurance plans accepted