Sunflower Medical Group is offering flu shots at all of our locations in Kansas City. We’re making it easy for you to protect your family from the influenza virus. Just call for an appointment at any of our locations in Lenexa, Roeland Park, Mission, KCK, Leavenworth, and Shawnee Mission. You can get flu shots for everyone in your family. It’s fast, easy, and convenient. We offer all three types of flu shots including trivalent, quadrivalent, and Flumist as well as pediatric doses. So plan to make an appointment today and do your part to keep Kansas City flu free. And don’t forget our Urgent Care Clinics are open till 8 pm on weekdays and 2 pm on weekends for your convenience and there’s never an appointment necessary. Just walk right in.
Who in Kansas City Needs a Flu Shot?
The flu is a serious disease that kills. Over a period of 31 flu seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from about 3,000 to 49,000 people. Most deaths occur in people 65 years old and older. The “seasonal flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone over six months old get a flu shot, but certain people are more at risk than others. You should get a flu shot if you:
- Have asthma, diabetes, or chronic lung disease
- Are pregnant
- Are younger than 5 years (especially those younger than 2)
- Are 65 years and older
- Live with or care for people with asthma, diabetes, or chronic lung disease
- Have contact with infants less than 6 months old
- Work in the health care field
How Does the Flu Shot Work?
Flu shots contain dead influenza virus. When your body is exposed to it (either through a shot or a nasal spray mist) it starts to build antibodies against the virus. When you are exposed to the live virus, your body can defend itself against it and your risk of developing the flu is greatly decreased. The more people in a community who get vaccinated against the flu, the fewer people there are to contract and spread the disease.
Keep your family safe this flu season with fast, convenient Kansas City flu shots from Sunflower Medical. Call to schedule a flu shot at any of our Kansas City locations including our Heartland Primary Care location at 2040 Hutton Rd. during regular hours Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm and don’t forget about our Urgent Care Clinic hours Monday–Friday: 8 am–8 pm, Saturday: 9 am–2 pm, and Sunday: 10 am–2 pm. You don’t ever need an appointment at our Urgent Care office, so stop by any time.