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Influenza is a respiratory virus that kills thousands of Americans each year. Flu shots can help prevent you from getting sick. According to the CDC, flu shots helped to prevent around 2. 3 million influenza-related medical visits and 3,500 deaths last year alone. Here is everything you need to know about the importance of flu shots for you and your family.

What is the Flu?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by infection from the influenza virus. Symptoms may include fever or chills, body aches, fatigue, stuffy nose, coughing and sore throat. Flu symptoms can be dangerous for younger children and older adults, especially those with other chronic health conditions.

How Do Flu Shots Work?

Flu shots use influenza antigens to fight off infections. These antigens help produce antibodies to help your immune system recognize flu germs the moment they enter your body. This helps them better fight off the virus to help keep you from getting sick.

Who Needs Annual Flu Shots?

According to the CDC, anyone older than six months should receive flu shots on an annual basis. It is recommended that people get flu shots every year because flu viruses can easily mutate. It takes about two weeks after a flu shot to build up immunity. Even if you encounter a different mutated flu strain, the flu shots can still provide some protection.

Schedule Flu Shots for You and Your Family

Flu shots can help prevent the spread of influenza and protect you and others from serious health complications. The best time to get flu shots is in the early fall before flu symptoms typically start to spread in your community. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, contact your primary care doctor for treatment. Schedule an appointment with CLEAR Immediate Care today to get flu shots for you and your family.


Schedule your appointment today with one of our experienced providers:

Rinku Shah, DO

Krishna Patel, NP

Apeksha Kishore, PA-C


Katie R.

CLEAR Immediate Care is the most beautiful medical office I have ever seen. Dr. Shah and Dr. Trivedi are extremely knowledgeable and are able to explain things in a way I can understand. It is obvious that this doctors office is very well organized and everyone is really professional and helpful!
I really like the location because it is convenient for me and has easy parking. I am so happy that I found this practice!

Elizabeth B.

Clear Immediate Care is amazing. Dr Shah and Dr Trivedi spend time with their patients to best understand how to move forward in the best direction. They have… stepped up to the line during COVID, offering screenings and antibody testing. They are also still (virtually) seeing their regular patients. The space is new, beautiful and clean

Todd P.

Went in to clear to have COVID antibody testing done following some flu like symptoms hit back in February before the shut down. The office was so clean and warm. The staff was friendly and almost immediately showed me to a treatment room so we would be separated from others. Drs. Trivedi and Shah were incredibly personable. The blood draw was quick and painless and we’ll be getting results soon. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for primary care or pain management.

Rachel P.

Went in for a COVID antibody test today and had a great experience. Every staff member I met was knowledgeable and kind. I got in and out quickly, all while maintaining strict social distancing guidelines. Dr. Shah sat with me and answered all my questions and gave me a realistic and helpful understanding of what the test could and could not do. The office was very aesthetically pleasing, spacious and calming. I highly recommend CLEAR Immediate Care!

Kevin E.

Had a great experience at Clear Immediate Care. Did their COVID antibody testing which was very quick and easy, will be getting the results in a couple days. Dr. Shah and Dr. Trivedi were great and upfront with their communication. The place was clean and safe. Their whole staff was welcoming and were wearing protective equipment. Will be returning for other healthcare needs!

Tony J.

I’ve been suffering from chronic back pain for years. I’ve seen multiple doctors, specialists, and physical therapists. I’ve had MRIs and done acupuncture but life has never been normal for the last 15 years. Dr. Trivedi helped me tremendously with my back issues. He actually CARES about his patients! He listened to me very carefully before developing a treatment plan. I felt more like a valued customer rather than an annoying patient. If you’ve been struggling with back issues, consider seeing Dr. Trivedi.