Flu Shots, Tests For Flu, Symptoms & Influenza Prevention
Flu / Influenza / H1N1 / Flu Tests & Vaccines
At Statcare Urgent Care, we can diagnose the flu by a rapid flu test and also administer the flu vaccine. You do not need an appointment. Just walk in!
We are open 365 days a year at all of our locations in Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); and the Bronx at E. 174th Street. You can even check in online before you come!
We are open 365 days a year, including weekends and all holidays!
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (855) 9 FOR DOC today.
Flu / Flu Shot FAQs
There are three types of influenza: influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C. Type A flu virus is constantly changing and is generally responsible for the large flu epidemics. Different strains of the flu virus mutate over time and replace the older strains of the virus. This is why it’s important to get a flu shot each year to ensure that your body develops immunity to the most recent strains of the virus. However, there are a number of different strains of the flu virus that may be prevalent at any given time.
A lot of conditions can mimic the flu. You will need to be seen by Statcare’s emergency care professionals and get evaluated to find out if you have influenza or something else. Common influenza (flu) symptoms include headache (head cold), sore throat, fever, chills, and muscle aches.
Everyone should consider getting the flu shot if they meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The flu can be a deadly disease! Visit our Facebook page to read about this and other interesting medical information.
If you got the flu vaccine, you are less likely to get the flu and even if you get influenza, chances are that it will be a mild illness. At Statcare, however, we do see cases of full-blown influenza in patients who got the flu vaccine. It often depends upon what kind of vaccine you got.
At Statcare, our emergency care professionals only use a “combination” season flu shot for adults; this provides immunity against a number of strains of the flu virus. Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies strains of the flu virus that are most prevalent at the time, and combination flu shot protects against all of them.
We also provide pediatric flu shots for children. Since there are three types of influenza, you still need to get a vaccine even after you get the flu since you are at risk for other varieties of flu. And the flu can be deadly (check out updates on our Facebook page.)
Yes, that is the purpose of diagnosing the flu. Treatment of the flu is very different from other diseases that mimic the flu. There are anti-flu medicines that we can prescribe for you and your exposed family members.
Flu Viruses: Influenza A or influenza B virus
Swine Flu: H1N1 is also called swine flu
Flu Test: Rapid flu test that diagnosis influenza in 15 minutes
Flu Shot: Influenza vaccine. Statcare uses a combination vaccine that protects against the common strains of the flu virus present in any given year.