Flu Shots Clinics in Portland, and Tigard, OR
Visit Columbia Clinic Urgent Care today for your flu shot. Get the flu shot before the flu gets you! For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you at Tibbetts St Portland, Stark Street Portland and Tigard, OR. We also accept walk-ins.
No one wants to get the flu. It can keep you in bed for days and is immensely inconvenient as well making your entire body ache and your head pound. When it comes to keeping yourself, your family, and everyone around you healthy during flu season, there is no better treatment than preventing the flu in the first place. At Columbia Clinic in Portland, we offer flu shots to help you stay healthy and avoid the flu.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. The most common symptoms of the flu are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and congestion, body and muscle aches, fatigue, and headache. Many people, particularly children, also experience diarrhea and vomiting. All of these symptoms in combination make the flu one of the most uncomfortable viruses a person can experience. It is a total body illness that makes even sitting up and getting out of bed seem almost impossible. So why not avoid it altogether if you can?
While most people who suffer from the flu will recover in a week or two, for some people the flu is not only an inconvenience, but it can be deadly. This is especially true for more vulnerable members of the population such as children and the elderly, or individuals whose immune system is otherwise compromised. Making sure you receive a flu vaccination if you can not only protects you from the virus but helps keep it from spreading to other individuals who may not be healthy enough to receive the vaccine themselves. This is a phenomenon called “herd immunity.”
Columbia Clinic is proud to offer flu vaccinations at all of our locations so if you live in or around Portland, OR, we have an office that is convenient to you. Getting the flu shot is a quick and simple procedure, and our walk-in clinics mean you do not need to have an appointment in order to receive your vaccination. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop over about two weeks following your vaccination, so getting your shot as early as possible is always the best course of action.
Flu vaccines have an excellent safety record. The most common side effects of receiving the flu shot are soreness, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Some people may also experience nausea, fever, muscle aches, and headache. These effects are generally very mild and subside in only a few days, and the severity of these side effects pales in comparison to the symptoms of the actual virus.
If you are interested in receiving the flu shot, visit Columbia Clinic Urgent Care today. Outsmart flu season by getting vaccinated today and save you and your family the hassle of taking time off work or staying out of school to recover. Of course, if you get the flu before the shot, our highly trained medical staff are also available to help you feel better as quickly as possible. We look forward to serving you. We serve patients from Tibbetts St Portland, Milwaukie OR, Oak Grove OR, Stark Street Portland, Fairview OR, Gladstone OR, Cedar Mill OR, Tibbetts Street Portland OR, West Linn OR, Aloha OR, Tigard OR, Lake Oswego OR, Tualatin OR, Oregon City OR.