Flu Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Get a Flu Shot at Complete Health Partners?
Yes! You can book an urgent care visit at either location for a flu shot or walk in any time! Book online appointments here:
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What Kind of Flu Shots are Available?
We carry both pediatric and adult flu shot doses at Complete Health Partners. We will vaccinate children age 6 months and older. We also carry preservative-free flu shots.
How Much are Flu Shots?
Many insurance plans cover the cost of an annual flu vaccine for everyone on the plan, however if you don’t have insurance or choose not to file, flu shots are $40.
Flu Testing & Treatment:
Can I Get a Flu Test at Complete Health Partners?
Yes! You can book an urgent care visit for evaluation of flu symptoms at either location for a flu testing or walk in any time! Book online appointments here: Click here to book online
What are the Differences Between Flu & a Cold?
Symptom onset is one of the best ways to differentiate between a cold and the flu. The flu usually has a sudden onset. Body aches & a high fever are also often associated with flu.
What is the Treatment for Flu?
Should you experience flu-like symptoms, quick medical evaluation and possible flu testing is warranted to determine if antiviral medication should be started. Antiviral medications must be started within 48 hours of symptom onset. For basic flu management, work to control fever with fever-reducing medicine and ensure that anyone with the flu or flu-like symptoms maintains adequate hydration & rest.
Protecting your family if someone gets the flu
- Wear a facemask to prevent the spread of germs – this is especially important for nursing mothers. The flu is spread by respiratory droplets, so coughs and sneezes will be contained within the mask.
- Have one “sick room” for the family member to stay and one sick bathroom – designate one parent to care for sick children.
- Disinfect the sick room and bathroom daily – wash and dry sheets on the hottest settings, clean surfaces with antibacterial products and throw away disposable personal items such as toothbrushes and contacts.
- Don’t share personal items such as towels, hand towels, handheld devices such as phones or tablets, glasses or silverware
- Everyone should wash hands often with soap and water
- Consider prophylactic antiviral medication for the family. In some cases, it may be beneficial for family members to start antiviral medication to prevent the flu. This may be a consideration for those who are pregnant, elderly or those with an impaired immune system.