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1539 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 352161539 Montgomery Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.93(600 reviews)
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Physicians Care, Hoover North - 1539 Montgomery Hwy
Wanted an antibiotic for a sinus infection. PA acknowledged the sinus infection and instructed me to come back if it gets worse over the next 5 days. Won’t be using this facility again.

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1989 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 352441989 Montgomery Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.92(286 reviews)
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Physicians Care, Hoover South - 1989 Montgomery Hwy
Went in for a cough and sore throat, everyone was very nice and helpful. My only issue is the xray machine would not boot up, which was not the staffs issue that was an equipment issue. I would recommend Physicians Care to anyone

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737 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216737 Montgomery Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Labcorp at Walgreens - 737 Montgomery Hwy
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2217 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 350712217 Decatur Hwy
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
5.0(1 reviews)
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Labcorp - 2217 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale
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.
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101 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242101 Doug Baker Blvd
Open until12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp at Walgreens, Birmingham - 101 Doug Baker Blvd
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125 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233125 20th St S
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.42(12 reviews)
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I had a wonderful experience, the staff was very courteous and efficient. The two receptionist set the tone for a very pleasant visit. The wait time wasn’t very long, I was in seen and out the before I knew it. I will definitely be using them again. I highly recommend UAB Medicine Urgent Care
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3201 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223201 4th Ave S
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1528 Carraway Blvd, Birmingham, AL 352341528 Carraway Blvd
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3020 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 352053020 Clairmont Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3303 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 352223303 Clairmont Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy - 3303 Clairmont Ave
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1431 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352941431 11th Ave S
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy - 1431 11th Ave S
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2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 352092101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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632 Tuscaloosa Ave, Birmingham, AL 35211632 Tuscaloosa Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy - 632 Tuscaloosa Ave
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668 Lomb Ave, Birmingham, AL 35211668 Lomb Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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1944 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 352091944 28th Ave S
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
3.0(10 reviews)
I scheduled an online visit for my teenage daughter with complete ease. From the moment we walked into the waiting room and then to the treatment room and again at our exit we were greeted by the kindest and professional staff. They were wonderful to us and very concerned about caring for my daughter and getting her what she needed. Our provider was especially kind and in depth with her medical care. Each time a staff member left the treatment room my daughter said, “They are so nice mom.” I was very satisfied with the care and felt great about what the provider diagnosed and recommended for treatment. Also the clinic was super clean! Stacy Dennis
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93 Euclid Ave, Birmingham, AL 3521393 Euclid Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy - 93 Euclid Ave
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5377 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 352125377 1st Ave N
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
  • SunUnknown
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3030 Independence Dr, Birmingham, AL 352093030 Independence Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy - 3030 Independence Dr
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800 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213800 Montclair Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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101 Green Springs Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209101 Green Springs Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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.

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.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  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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