With several locations throughout San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Urgent Care makes it easy for residents in the area to get their annual flu shots. Don’t hesitate to get your annual shot and the protection you need. Visit any of our clinics and receive prompt and convenient service.
The flu shot is a vaccination that helps provide immunization against influenza, which is the virus that causes the flu. It’s a simple shot that takes just a minute to administer. Even with discussing the few items that should be reviewed before and after, getting a flu shot takes just a few minutes.
The flu shot is generally recommended for everyone six months old and older. There may be a few exceptions, but they’re rare. Anyone who isn’t sure whether they should get a flu shot should ask a medical provider before going for the immunization.
Many medical providers offer the flu shot. It’s available at most primary care physician’s offices, pharmacies, and urgent care centers. Patients who already have an appointment scheduled with their primary care physician may be able to have the vaccination included as part of their appointment. Patients who don’t have an appointment scheduled might prefer to get the immunization at a pharmacy or an urgent care center.
An urgent care center is especially convenient for patients who are busy and have other medical conditions that need to be taken into account. Of these three options, only an urgent care center has medical doctors on staff and extended hours.
Women are able to get the flu shot while they’re pregnant, although they may need a specialized form of the vaccine. Women who are pregnant should ask a qualified medical provider, such as a pharmacist, physician’s assistant or doctor, which version of the vaccine is alright for them to receive.
The flu shot is widely covered by most health insurance plans because it’s a form of preventative medicine. Because insurance coverages vary, however, patients should check their policy to make sure they’re covered and to see whether where they go for the shot affects their coverage.
People who don’t have health insurance may be able to find free or reduced-cost vaccination programs. Social workers, medical providers, and other government officials might know of vaccination programs for those who don’t have medical insurance.
Golden Gate Urgent Care contracts with a large number of insurance providers. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call your insurance provider for coverage details. We will bill any insurance, but cannot guarantee coverage. No insurance? We offer practical payment options for people who do not hold insurance. Please call one of our offices for details or see above to estimate your cost.
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