Flu Shots & Immunizations Clinic Tomball
Vaccinations are important in staying healthy as an adult. The vaccines you need as an adult depends on everything from your age and lifestyle to high-risk medical conditions, travel plans, and which shots you’ve had in the past. Vaccination or immunizations are an important way to strengthen your body’s natural resistance to various contagious illnesses. They create antibodies that stay in your system for a long time and help detect and destroy any invading germs or viruses.
Influenza (flu) is an easily spread respiratory tract infection caused by a virus. Millions of people get the flu each year. People of all ages can become sick from the flu, and the symptoms, as well as the duration and severity of these symptoms, will vary from person to person. The flu can cause some people to become very sick and require hospitalization. The flu can also lead to pneumonia and death.
When to Get a Flu Shot
The flu viruses continually change. Vaccines are developed and given each year to protect against the flu virus strains expected to cause the illness that year. Therefore, it is important that all adults should receive a flu shot once a year. It can reduce the risk of flu by up to 50%. How well it works depends on the type of flu that is spreading. It takes about two weeks after vaccination to protect against flu.
TrendHealth Clinic provides flu shots in Tomball. The best time to get vaccinated is early fall, which is before flu season begins. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. While getting the vaccine earlier is better, getting it later is still effective. Getting the vaccine even in January or February can still provide some protection.
As an immunization provider in Tomball, we offer comprehensive vaccinations for adolescents and adults. Many life-threatening diseases now have specific vaccines to protect your body. There are immunization shots for polio, hepatitis, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and bacterial pneumonia that can greatly decrease the chances of catching these infections. While immunizations do not always prevent a disease, they can drastically reduce the severity of the illness if one gets the disease. See our Routine Vaccinations page for more information about the recommended vaccines for adults.
When deciding to get a vaccine as an adult, it is important to consider the following:
- Most private health insurance plans cover the cost of vaccines. Medicare and Medicaid will cover certain vaccines. This includes the flu, pneumococcal, and Hep B vaccines. Other portions of the plans may cover zoster, MMR, and Tdap vaccines.
- If you are pregnant, check with your doctor before getting any vaccine.
- If you cannot remember which vaccines you’ve had, ask your doctor about repeating the vaccine or the need for booster doses.
- Most vaccines have few side effects. The negative effects of the diseases itself is far worse than the vaccine.
- You may experience slight pain and redness near the vaccine injection site.
Call or Schedule an Appointment with TrendHealth Clinic
You can make an appointment with TrendHealth Clinic by doing one of the following:
Call us at 346-246-3424 to speak with one of our care managers who will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our healthcare providers. We often have same-day and next-day appointments available.
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Schedule a TeleHealth Visit
Schedule a TeleHealth Visit from the comfort of your home in Houston or anywhere in Texas. A TeleHealth Visit is appropriate for a variety of care needs. To learn more about setting up a TeleHealth visit with a member of our care team or the types of TeleHealth Visits that are available, click here.