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520 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216520 Montgomery Hwy
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4.77(2.8k reviews)
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520 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216520 Montgomery Hwy
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This is my favorite urgent care for children! Love the staff they make you feel like family!

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5.0(8 reviews)
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1539 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 352161539 Montgomery Hwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4.8(3.3k reviews)
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500 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL 35242500 Cahaba Park Cir
OpenTue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The staff here is so kind. We saw the nurse practitioner, McCoy, today and her bedside manner was top-notch. She is great with kids and was very thorough. It’s so nice to know that when we can’t get an appointment with our children’s doctor, that this place is here to take good care of our children. Highly recommend.

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4.78(583 reviews)
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1001 Brocks Gap Pkwy, Hoover, AL 352441001 Brocks Gap Pkwy
OpenTue 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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I registered online and my son was seen as soon as we arrived! We received professional service and the prescription was called into the pharmacy immediately. I will definitely return for my kids urgent care needs.

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4.78(3.5k reviews)
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117 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173117 N Chalkville Rd
OpenTue 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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We were in and out quickly. The nurse APRIL was very kind as were the PA student and the Dr. They were very patient and made sure we didn’t have any questions when we left. Did not feel rushed at all. We felt listened to.

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5.0(1 reviews)
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2217 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 350712217 Decatur Hwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Dr.Hudson has been my doctor since 2004. He is the most caring, understanding and thorough doctor I have ever had for internal medicine. His nurses are wonderful and caring and very patient. The front desk personnel are very nice and care about the patients.

101 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242101 Doug Baker Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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4.01(180 reviews)
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1652 Montclair Rd, Irondale, AL 352101652 Montclair Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Nice front office staff. Nice vitals nurse. Nice nurse checked on us to offer a refreshment. Wait time not bad, and I dont feel ignored.

4.7(89 reviews)
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3000 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 352433000 Cahaba Village Plaza
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Appreciated everything that the NP, Conrad did for me. He explained things so well and didn’t seem bothered at all by my questions. He was very sincere.

2.7(23 reviews)
790 Montgomery Hwy, Spring Hill, AL 35216790 Montgomery Hwy
OpenTue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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points 22 minutes ago Sun Coast is the best place to go. Staff is professional and courteous. I see a lot of patients complaining about the wait time but you have to understand that since Covid hit they are understaffed and get no lunch breaks. They are doing the best they can under the circumstances. The wait may be long but once you are called you get the best care possible. I highly recommend Sun Coast.

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1311 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale, AL 350681311 Decatur Hwy
OpenTue 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Was fast and easy, I was in and out,received my covid test and was treated for a upper respiratory infection in less than a hour

110 Oxmoor Ct, Birmingham, AL 35209110 Oxmoor Ct
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.2(91 reviews)
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1664 Forestdale Blvd, Forestdale, AL 352141664 Forestdale Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3.97(158 reviews)
1680 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 352161680 Montgomery Hwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3.96(145 reviews)
919 Odum Rd, Gardendale, AL 35071919 Odum Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.18(232 reviews)
5410 US-280, Birmingham, AL 352425410 US-280
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.19(264 reviews)
5569 Grove Blvd, Birmingham, AL 352265569 Grove Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daniel and Jennifer were awesome.

3.97(236 reviews)
5892 Trussville Crossings Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 352355892 Trussville Crossings Pkwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.3(168 reviews)
2970 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 351242970 Pelham Pkwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The doctor is very thorough. The ladies on staff ate very polite. This is the 2nd time I've been there with an emergency in the past 90 days and the care based been great.

2.94(8 reviews)
2211 Moody Pkwy, Moody, AL 350042211 Moody Pkwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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I have been to Moody MainStreet Family Care twice. The staff is very friendly courteous and helpful if You treat them with respect.. They worked me in their schedule the first time and there was a wait but it takes time for the Covid tests to process. I had an appointment the second time and the staff took me through like clock work. I'm setting my third appointment now. Lee
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Latest Flu Shot Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
Oct 28, 2022
With the BQ.1.1 variant on the rise in Europe, experts express concern of a rise in COVID cases this winter; encourage everyone to max out their boosters and vaccinate their children (Houston Chronicle)

Flu Shot FAQs

  • How long does the flu shot last?

    About two weeks after you have the flu shot, it starts working. According to the CDC, your immunity against the flu will gradually wane after that. It goes on to say that receiving a flu vaccination every year can keep you safe from the virus.

  • How does the flu vaccine work?

    Flu shots, according to the CDC, cause the production of antibodies that protect you from seasonal influenza viruses currently in circulation. This can lower your chances of acquiring the flu, or of becoming extremely ill or being hospitalized if you do get it.

  • Can you get the flu from the flu shot?

    According to the CDC, you cannot receive the flu from a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine, on the other hand, can have many of the same side effects and symptoms as the flu.

  • When should I get a flu shot?

    If you are an adult, the CDC advises that you receive your flu shot in September or October. It is recommended that children get the flu vaccination as soon as it is available, which is expected to be in July or August.

  • Who should not get a flu shot?

    According to the CDC, everyone aged six months and above can get the flu shot. As a result, according to the CDC, infants under the age of six months should not receive a flu shot. If you're not sure whether or not you should get the flu shot, speak with your doctor to learn more about the advantages and dangers.

  • How many people experience adverse events from the flu vaccine?

    Between 2012 and 2022, 300 deaths were reported as a result of flu shots, according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on the CDC website. However, because not all healthcare practitioners record vaccination-related adverse events to VAERS, it's likely that the flu vaccine contributed to more deaths during this time period. Some healthcare practitioners are unfamiliar with the process of completing a VAERS report or are unaware of when they are obligated to file a VAERS report, according to a 2013 study published in Vaccine.

  • What's in a flu shot?

    According to the CDC, all vaccines contain chemicals that are intended to provide protection while also keeping the vaccine safe and long-lasting. Preservatives, adjuvants such as aluminum salts, stabilizers such as gelatin, egg protein, formaldehyde, and leftover antibiotics such as neomycin are all examples of this. The ingredients in flu vaccines are normally printed on the package inserts and can also be obtained from your doctor or pharmacist, as well as the FDA website.

  • Does the flu vaccine work right away?

    According to the CDC, the flu vaccine begins to work two weeks after you receive it. This is how long it generally takes for your body to create influenza antibodies.

  • What type of vaccine is the flu shot?

    A quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4), a recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV4), and a live attenuated influenza vaccine are the three forms of flu vaccinations (LAIV4). According to the CDC, there is no advantage for one flu shot over another. During your appointment, your doctor can explain the distinctions between different types of flu shots and recommend the one that is best for you.

  • Where can I get a flu shot or flu vaccine near me in Alabama?

    Solv is the simplest and most convenient method to discover a flu shot provider near you. Solv has a list of only the best healthcare providers in your area, so you can find one in your neighborhood. To stay vaccinated against seasonal influenza, visit Solv now to schedule a same-day or next-day flu vaccination appointment.

Alabama Flu Shots

The influenza virus vaccination, usually known as the flu shot, can help you avoid getting sick with the flu. Learning more about the flu shot's benefits and how it works will help you make the best health decisions for you and your family.

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

According to the CDC, the flu is a potentially deadly illness that can result in hospitalization and death. It goes on to say that millions of individuals in the United States acquire the flu each year, and tens of thousands of people die as a result of flu-related illnesses. Ear infections, bacterial pneumonia, and chronic health issues including diabetes and heart failure are all complications of the flu.

The flu vaccine may be your best hope for avoiding influenza, since it has been found to minimize the risk of flu-related illness, hospitalizations, and fatalities in children, according to the CDC. The CDC says that it may even lower the severity of disease in those who get breakthrough infections after being vaccinated.

When is the flu vaccine available?

Before the flu begins to spread in communities, the CDC recommends taking the seasonal flu vaccine in September or October. The CDC recommends receiving a flu vaccine even if you don't get it before the end of October, because the flu season typically peaks in February and lasts well into May.

According to the CDC, the seasonal flu vaccine normally becomes available in July or August, which is when youngsters should get the vaccine. Adults are urged not to get vaccinated this early since the flu vaccine's effectiveness diminishes with time.

Why do I need to get vaccinated every year?

Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot every year, according to the CDC. Because flu viruses are continually evolving, the flu vaccination must be updated every year to ensure protection against the most recent strain. Furthermore, the flu vaccine's immunity diminishes over time, so a yearly dose can offer you with the best protection, according to the CDC.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

Every season, the CDC advises that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine. It does, however, state that some persons may require different immunizations than others. According to CDC recommendations, pregnant women should not take the nasal spray flu vaccine due to an increased risk of complications.

What are my flu vaccine delivery options?

The flu vaccine is available in two forms: injection and nasal spray. Most flu shots are given with a needle in the arm muscle, according to the CDC, while a jet injector may be used in persons between the ages of 18 and 64. According to the CDC, the nasal spray vaccination is only allowed for persons aged two to 49, with the exception of pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems.

Can the vaccine give me the flu or other respiratory diseases?

According to the CDC, the flu vaccine will not give you the flu virus. It does, however, warn that it may produce many of the same side effects and symptoms as the flu and other respiratory illnesses, such as fever, cough, headaches, muscle pains, and a runny nose.

What kind of protection does the flu vaccine offer?

According to the CDC, the flu vaccine can reduce your chance of getting the flu by 40 percent to 60 percent. It goes on to say that there are two primary elements that influence whether or not the flu vaccine will protect you from getting sick with the flu. These considerations include the person's characteristics, such as age and health, as well as how well the current season's vaccines "match" the flu viruses circulating in the population.

Can I lower my risk of the flu without getting a flu shot?

According to the CDC, there are numerous effective ways to minimize your risk of getting the flu without having a flu vaccination. Some of the most effective ways to maintain a strong immune system and avoid the flu include exercising regularly, eating healthy meals, getting lots of quality sleep, and controlling stress. Other precautions include washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with sick people, according to the CDC.

Sources

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  1. Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine (November 18, 2021) ​
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm
  2. Who Needs a Flu Vaccine (October 27, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm
  3. Seasonal Flu Vaccines (December 8, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/flushot.htm
  4. Interstitial Pneumonia Associated with the Influenza Vaccine: A Report of Two Cases (January 15, 2017)
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5337467/
  5. Assessment of temporally-related acute respiratory illness following influenza vaccination (April 5, 2018)
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X18303153?via%3Dihub
  6. Vaccine Effectiveness: How Well Do Flu Vaccines Work? (October 25, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm
  7. About The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
    https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html
  8. Who is unlikely to report adverse events after vaccinations to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)? (May 31, 2013)
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23597717/
  9. What’s in Vaccines? (August 5, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/additives.htm

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