Flu Shots Available at Physicians East

Stop by one of our Physicians East primary care locations to get your flu shot and be better prepared for the flu season ahead. No appointment is required; simply stop by your primary care location during the appropriate hours and you can receive your flu vaccination in minutes.

Flu Shot Clinic Hours at Your Primary Care Location and at Urgent Care

Greenville Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Beulaville  Monday-Thursday 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm; Friday 9am-11am
Farmville Monday-Friday 8am-12pm & 1:30pm-4pm
Kinston Monday-Thursday 8:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-4pm; Friday 8:30am-11:30am
Grifton Monday-Friday 8am-11am & 1pm-3pm
Winterville Wednesday & Thursday 2pm-4pm
Urgent Care Monday-Friday 8am-7:45pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm

 

iStock_43845142_SMALL.jpg

Who Should Get The Flu Shot

Everyone should get the flu shot each year to protect themselves against the current year's flu strain. However, there are groups that are more susceptible to the effects of the flu. These groups are strongly encouraged to get the flu shot each and every year.

  • pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • elderly individuals (≥65 years of age)
  • individuals with chronic medical conditions
  • health-care workers.

How is The Flu Shot Developed

Each year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) develops the flu vaccine to protect against three to four different strains of the flu that are most likely to spread during the current year. Through complex monitoring of the flu virus, the CDC officials determine which strains will be selected for the vaccine. This is an extremely effective method of preventing the spread of the virus and in only a handful of years has the vaccine not been 100% effective.

Does the Flu Vaccine Give You The Flu

No, it does not. This is a common misconception of the flu vaccine. The flu shot does not contain the live virus. In some cases, the flu shot does contain the flu, but the strains have been inactivated. The nasal spray does contain the live virus; however, the strain has been weakened significantly and cannot give you the flu. It's not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms for a day after the vaccine has been administered, but these symptoms quickly dissipate and aren't as severe as the flu.