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Flu Vaccine

Do I Need a Flu Vaccine? Helpful Information for Houston, TX, Residents

If you’re like most people, you may be wondering if a flu vaccine is really necessary. While skipping your annual flu shot isn’t exactly a crime, it’s not a great idea. This vaccine is the single best way to protect your health against the seasonal influenza virus – a highly contagious infection that can cause days or even weeks of unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, sore throat, cough, muscle aches, fever, and chills. For some people, serious and even life-threatening flu complications can occur. 

Everyone – with very rare exception – needs an annual flu vaccine if they are older than six months. It is especially important to be vaccinated if you:

  • Are pregnant or have recently given birth

  • Are between the age of 6 months and 4 years

  • Are older than 50

  • Work or live in a healthcare or assisted-living facility

  • Have a compromised immune system

  • Have certain chronic conditions, including chronic lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes

While it is still possible to contract the flu after receiving the vaccine, your symptoms will likely be much less severe than if you had not been vaccinated at all.

Receive your flu vaccine at Lifeline Urgent Care

In Houston, Texas, the best place to receive your annual flu vaccine is Lifeline Urgent Care. Unlike drugstores and retailers that offer quick shots, our practice is a legitimate medical clinic that provides sound advice from board-certified physicians regarding the flu vaccine and other health topics. Visit us today! Our fully equipped immediate care center does not require appointments, has extended hours every day, and keeps wait times brief.  

Schedule online. It's easy, fast and secure.


13410 Briar Forest Ste. #190

Houston, TX 77077


Tel: 281-771-1144


MON - FRI: 9:00AM - 7:00PM SAT-SUN: 10:00AM - 6:00PM


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