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Flu Shot Pros and Cons

Michael Barber
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Navigating Lab Test Scripts: A Step-by-Step Journey from Script to Results

Navigating Lab Test Scripts: A Step-by-Step Journey from Script to ...

Healthcare can sometimes feel like navigating through a maze. Like when your doctor hands you a...

How to Remove a Splinter: 6 Creative and Painless Techniques

How to Remove a Splinter: 6 Creative and Painless Techniques

Splinters are a huge bummer. At best, they’re irritating. At worst, they can get infected and...

Periods to Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know about Pelvic Pain

Periods to Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know about Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain can be a normal part of your cycle—but it can also be a sign of a medical condition...

How To Get A Free Flu Shot, COVID-19 Booster, And RSV Vaccine

How To Get A Free Flu Shot, COVID-19 Booster, And RSV Vaccine

This story has been updated for the 2023–2024 flu season. Last year millions of people fell...

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?

Illness and injuries happen unexpectedly—often causing you to need medical care on short...

Can You Get an STD Test at an Urgent Care?

Can You Get an STD Test at an Urgent Care?

Before we dive in, the quick answer is, yes, you CAN get STD testing at urgent care. Some...

Hot Topics for Men's Health Month

Hot Topics for Men's Health Month

Men are more likely to die from preventable health conditions than women, according to the World...

Hot Topics for Women’s Health Month

Hot Topics for Women’s Health Month

Women’s health is complex. Not only are women more at risk for certain health conditions like...

9 Ways Urgent Care Clinics Help Women Stay On Top Of Their Health

9 Ways Urgent Care Clinics Help Women Stay On Top Of Their Health

May is Women’s Health Month! This is the perfect time to talk about how urgent care clinics can...

Lyme Disease: What is It and How Do You Prevent it?

Lyme Disease: What is It and How Do You Prevent it?

Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria transmitted through a tick bite. While not all...

4 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Make Your Heart Healthy

4 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Make Your Heart Healthy

For most couples, Valentine's Day is a day to commemorate and celebrate love. So it may be no...

STDs are on the rise: What you should know

STDs are on the rise: What you should know

It’s time to set aside embarrassment and awkwardness and have the talk. Sexually transmitted...

Visualizing convenient care: Solv’s new illustrations

Visualizing convenient care: Solv’s new illustrations

At Solv Health, we believe everyone deserves to be free from the stress of everyday healthcare....

XBB.1.5: A new Covid variant spreads across the US. What do you need to know?

XBB.1.5: A new Covid variant spreads across the US. What do you nee...

The holidays may have ended, but COVID continues to loom large. As you navigate the new year, the...

Why taking too many antibiotics can be harmful

Why taking too many antibiotics can be harmful

Few things are more frustrating than feeling sick and finding out there’s nothing you can do to...

The 2022 Solv Guide to Health Insurance

The 2022 Solv Guide to Health Insurance

The final months of the year can be some of the most stressful for a variety of reasons: gift...

COVID habits worth keeping, and those you can leave behind

COVID habits worth keeping, and those you can leave behind

COVID made us rethink our daily routines to keep from getting sick and to protect others from...

New Omicron Bivalent COVID-19 Booster: What is it? When should you get it?

New Omicron Bivalent COVID-19 Booster: What is it? When should you ...

On August 31st, 2022, the US FDA authorized new single-dose booster shots for COVID-19, targeting...

How to catch and stop mastitis early

How to catch and stop mastitis early

With so many things to consider in the first few months of a baby’s life, it can sometimes be...

How to Remove a Tick

How to Remove a Tick

Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, a pet owner, or you live in specific regions of the...

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?

Illness and injuries happen unexpectedly—often causing you to need medical care on short...

Real-Life Surprise Medical Bills: The $517 Skin Cancer Removal

Real-Life Surprise Medical Bills: The $517 Skin Cancer Removal

As part of Solv’s ClearPriceTM initiative, our team is highlighting real-life stories about how...

Real-Life Surprise Medical Bills: The $6,000 Emergency Room Bill

Real-Life Surprise Medical Bills: The $6,000 Emergency Room Bill

As part of Solv’s ClearPriceTM initiative, our team is highlighting real-life stories about how...

Real-Life Surprise Medical Bills: Six Different Bills for Knee Surgery

Real-Life Surprise Medical Bills: Six Different Bills for Knee Surgery

As part of Solv’s ClearPriceTM initiative, our team is highlighting real-life stories about how...

Are Urgent Care Centers Expensive?

Are Urgent Care Centers Expensive?

Many people worry that urgent care centers might be more expensive than emergency rooms or...

How Much Does Telemedicine Cost Without Insurance?

How Much Does Telemedicine Cost Without Insurance?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when most of the world was quarantined in the confines of their own...

How Much Do Stitches Cost Without Insurance?

How Much Do Stitches Cost Without Insurance?

You fell and got a nasty gash that’s going to require stitches. You can easily get it fixed at an...

How Much Does a Doctor’s Visit Cost Without Insurance?

How Much Does a Doctor’s Visit Cost Without Insurance?

Going to the doctor for any reason can be expensive. Without insurance, you can expect to pay...

How Much Do Annual Physicals Cost Without Insurance?

How Much Do Annual Physicals Cost Without Insurance?

If you are in need of an annual physical, you may be wondering how much annual physicals cost...

Why is My Copay Higher for Urgent Care Centers?

Why is My Copay Higher for Urgent Care Centers?

Urgent care centers can be a huge help when you or a family member needs immediate care for an...

Is Urgent Care Covered by Medicare?

Is Urgent Care Covered by Medicare?

If you require urgent medical care, you might wonder if urgent care centers accept your...

What You Need to Know About Surprise Bills

What You Need to Know About Surprise Bills

This year, more than 50% of Americans will struggle to pay for medical bills, according to data...

How to Save Money on Healthcare Through Self-Pay

How to Save Money on Healthcare Through Self-Pay

Americans hold a few core beliefs about how health insurance is supposed to work. They know that...

What is Price Transparency? A consumer’s guide to healthcare costs

What is Price Transparency? A consumer’s guide to healthcare costs

No one likes receiving a surprise medical bill, especially when the cost wasn’t clear at the...

Freestanding ERs vs. Urgent Care: Big Difference Is Your Medical Bill

Freestanding ERs vs. Urgent Care: Big Difference Is Your Medical Bill

NBC News recently did an eye-opening report on the main differences between freestanding...

How to Prepare for Your COVID Vaccine

How to Prepare for Your COVID Vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an important step in protecting yourself and those around you...

How to Get Over COVID Fast

How to Get Over COVID Fast

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus was...

How to Regain Your Sense of Smell After COVID-19

How to Regain Your Sense of Smell After COVID-19

A common symptom of the COVID-19 virus is a loss of smell. This can last for weeks or even months...

How to Know if You Have COVID & When You Should See a Doctor

How to Know if You Have COVID & When You Should See a Doctor

“Cold and flu season” is now “cold, flu, and COVID season”—and for most people, these three...

COVID Immunity in 2023: Guide to Weathering the Winter Resurgence

COVID Immunity in 2023: Guide to Weathering the Winter Resurgence

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about COVID, it’s that things change. And over the last...

Here come Eris and Pirola: What you should know about the latest COVID variants

Here come Eris and Pirola: What you should know about the latest CO...

If you’ve recently noticed an uptick of COVID in your circle, you’re not alone. Cases and...

New COVID boosters & RSV vaccines: What you need to know to stay safe

New COVID boosters & RSV vaccines: What you need to know to stay safe

With kids back in school, juggling your daily routines can already be a handful. However, as...

How To Get A Free Flu Shot, COVID-19 Booster, And RSV Vaccine

How To Get A Free Flu Shot, COVID-19 Booster, And RSV Vaccine

This story has been updated for the 2023–2024 flu season. Last year millions of people fell...

Vaccines Aren’t the Only Way to Stay Healthy this COVID, Flu & RSV Season

Vaccines Aren’t the Only Way to Stay Healthy this COVID, Flu & RSV ...

This article has been updated for the 2023–2024 flu season.By now you’re probably expecting to...

Your Guide to Fall Vaccines 2023 - Flu shots, COVID boosters and RSV immunization

Your Guide to Fall Vaccines 2023 - Flu shots, COVID boosters and RS...

This story has been updated for the 2023–2024 flu season. Last year, the resurgence of RSV and...

Flu Shot Pros and Cons

Flu Shot Pros and Cons

This story has been updated for the 2023–2024 flu season.Vaccines, especially the flu shot and...

When and How to Get an Urgent Care Doctor's Note for Work

When and How to Get an Urgent Care Doctor's Note for Work

Whether you have a physical illness, an injury, or just need a mental health day—urgent care...

New COVID variant XBB.1.16 ‘Arcturus’ in the US: What you need to know

New COVID variant XBB.1.16 ‘Arcturus’ in the US: What you need to know

XBB 1.16 is the latest version of the Omicron variant. According to the World Health Organization...

XBB.1.5: A new Covid variant spreads across the US. What do you need to know?

XBB.1.5: A new Covid variant spreads across the US. What do you nee...

The holidays may have ended, but COVID continues to loom large. As you navigate the new year, the...

COVID habits worth keeping, and those you can leave behind

COVID habits worth keeping, and those you can leave behind

COVID made us rethink our daily routines to keep from getting sick and to protect others from...

Flu season 2022 may be bad, experts warn. Are you prepared?

Flu season 2022 may be bad, experts warn. Are you prepared?

Why the 2022 flu season may be worse The flu was almost non-existent during the last few...

New Omicron Bivalent COVID-19 Booster: What is it? When should you get it?

New Omicron Bivalent COVID-19 Booster: What is it? When should you ...

On August 31st, 2022, the US FDA authorized new single-dose booster shots for COVID-19, targeting...

Back to School 2022: Tips to protect your kids from Omicron BA.5

Back to School 2022: Tips to protect your kids from Omicron BA.5

The beginning of a new school year is always hectic. It’s a whirlwind of activities with lots...

6 Things to know about Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. The latest COVID variants are spreading faster with more breakthrough infections.

6 Things to know about Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. The latest COVID vari...

Another day, another COVID-19 variant in the news — at least that’s what it feels like these...

COVID vaccines for small children: Do kids under 5 need them? All you need to know

COVID vaccines for small children: Do kids under 5 need them? All y...

For parents of babies, toddlers, and young kids, the long wait for COVID vaccines is over. On...

Going to Urgent Care for STD Testing and Treatment: A Comprehensive Guide

Going to Urgent Care for STD Testing and Treatment: A Comprehensive...

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is very important for your health and the...

Navigating Urgent Care with Humana Insurance: In-Network Facilities and Costs

Navigating Urgent Care with Humana Insurance: In-Network Facilities...

If you're a Humana member, you may be wondering what kind of coverage your plan provides for...

Is CVS Minute Clinic the Same as Urgent Care? A Comprehensive Comparison

Is CVS Minute Clinic the Same as Urgent Care? A Comprehensive Compa...

If you’re looking for an affordable and accessible way to see a medical provider, you may be...

Recognizing the Signs: A Guide to Knowing When to Go to Orthopedic Urgent Care

Recognizing the Signs: A Guide to Knowing When to Go to Orthopedic ...

Some urgent care clinics may have orthopedic capabilities and can provide treatment for injuries...

When to Seek Urgent Care for a Cut: Understanding the Symptoms and Treatment Options

When to Seek Urgent Care for a Cut: Understanding the Symptoms and ...

If you've ever cut yourself, you know how scary it can be. Even minor cuts can cause a lot of...

Navigating TRICARE Coverage for Urgent Care: What Active Duty Service Members Need to Know

Navigating TRICARE Coverage for Urgent Care: What Active Duty Servi...

If you’re new to being a member of TRICARE, you may have a lot of questions regarding your...

How Much Does Urgent Care Cost Without Insurance?

How Much Does Urgent Care Cost Without Insurance?

When you have a pressing medical issue, your first priority is getting to see a doctor, quickly....

Don't Wait to Get Your Sports Physical: Options for Quick and Convenient Care

Don't Wait to Get Your Sports Physical: Options for Quick and Conve...

If you're an athlete, you know how important it is to get a sports physical before participating...

Navigating the Process: How to Obtain an Urgent Care Return to Work Note

Navigating the Process: How to Obtain an Urgent Care Return to Work...

Return to work notes are required by many employers in order to return to your duty after...

Myths and Misconceptions about Pulled Muscles: What You Need to Know

Myths and Misconceptions about Pulled Muscles: What You Need to Know

If you've recently pulled a muscle, you may be wondering whether it's serious enough to seek...

Why Urgent Care is Crucial After a Car Accident: Signs to Look Out For

Why Urgent Care is Crucial After a Car Accident: Signs to Look Out For

If you're ever involved in a car accident, seeking medical attention is very important....

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?

Illness and injuries happen unexpectedly—often causing you to need medical care on short...

UTIs and Urgent Care: Understanding the Risks, Costs, and Complications

UTIs and Urgent Care: Understanding the Risks, Costs, and Complicat...

A urinary tract infection (also called a “bladder infection” or “UTI”) is a common bacterial...

IV Fluid Administration at Urgent Care: What to Expect and Why It's Important

IV Fluid Administration at Urgent Care: What to Expect and Why It's...

If you’ve ever sought medical care at a hospital or emergency room, you have likely received...

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Going to Urgent Care

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Going to Urgent Care

You woke up with a sore throat and cough—yikes. You start weighing your options… You could book...

Preparing for Urgent Care Without a Parent: Tips for a Smooth Visit

Preparing for Urgent Care Without a Parent: Tips for a Smooth Visit

One of the main factors that determine whether a minor can go to urgent care without a parent is...

Can You Get a Viagra Prescription at Urgent Care? Here's What You Need to Know

Can You Get a Viagra Prescription at Urgent Care? Here's What You N...

Erectile dysfunction can be a frustrating condition to deal with. Viagra (also known as...

Can Urgent Care Doctors Certify FMLA? A Comprehensive Guide

Can Urgent Care Doctors Certify FMLA? A Comprehensive Guide

If you or a loved one is facing a medical emergency, you may be wondering about how the Family...

How much does urgent care cost?

How much does urgent care cost?

As a parent, you know that unexpected illnesses and injuries can happen at any time—and the cost...

Urgent Care for Tooth Pain: Why It's Important to Seek Help

Urgent Care for Tooth Pain: Why It's Important to Seek Help

A toothache is a painful and often agonizing situation. While emergency rooms are equipped to...

How to Treat a Bee Sting: 8 Ways to Soothe the Sting

How to Treat a Bee Sting: 8 Ways to Soothe the Sting

One of the few things that can quickly ruin a great day outside is a bee sting. Although a bee...

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle: 6 At-home Treatments

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle: 6 At-home Treatments

Spraining your ankle is an easy thing to do—especially if you play sports or live in an area that...

How to Get Over COVID Fast

How to Get Over COVID Fast

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus was...

How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail: 5 Toe-tally Effective Ways

How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail: 5 Toe-tally Effective Ways

An ingrown toenail happens when the edge of your toenail grows into the skin surrounding it. This...

How to Treat Athlete's Foot: 6 At-home Remedies

How to Treat Athlete's Foot: 6 At-home Remedies

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet (usually between the...

How to Prepare for Your COVID Vaccine

How to Prepare for Your COVID Vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an important step in protecting yourself and those around you...

How to Treat IBS: 6 Ways to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How to Treat IBS: 6 Ways to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you know how disruptive it can be to your...

How to Treat Diarrhea: 7 Home Remedies

How to Treat Diarrhea: 7 Home Remedies

Diarrhea is a common condition that affects people of all ages and can be caused by a variety of...

How to Treat an Ear Infection: 7 Home Remedies

How to Treat an Ear Infection: 7 Home Remedies

Ear infections are a common condition for young children, but adults can get them too! Whether...

How to Treat Hives: 7 Home Remedies

How to Treat Hives: 7 Home Remedies

Hives are raised, itchy, and sometimes painful bumps that appear on the skin. They can be caused...

How to Prevent & Treat Tonsil Stones

How to Prevent & Treat Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones (also called “tonsilloliths”) are small, hard deposits that can form in the...

How to Treat Heat Rash

How to Treat Heat Rash

Heat rash (sometimes called “prickly heat”) is a common skin condition that occurs when sweat...

How to Treat a Sunburn: What to do & when to see a Doctor for a Sunburn

How to Treat a Sunburn: What to do & when to see a Doctor for a Sun...

When you’re outside having fun the last thing many people think about is when the last time they...

How to Treat Gout: 7 Things You Can Do to Relieve Your Gout Flare-up

How to Treat Gout: 7 Things You Can Do to Relieve Your Gout Flare-up

Gout is a type of arthritis that happens when uric acid builds up in the blood and forms...

Hot to Treat Eczema: 9 Ways to Clear up Eczema

Hot to Treat Eczema: 9 Ways to Clear up Eczema

If you suffer from eczema, you know how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. The itchy, red,...

How to Treat 14Canker Sores: Quick Relief Tips for Canker Sores

How to Treat 14Canker Sores: Quick Relief Tips for Canker Sores

Canker sores are small, shallow ulcers that appear on the soft tissues inside your mouth...

How to Regain Your Sense of Smell After COVID-19

How to Regain Your Sense of Smell After COVID-19

A common symptom of the COVID-19 virus is a loss of smell. This can last for weeks or even months...

How to Treat a Sinus Infection: 9 Tips for Fast Relief From Sinusitis

How to Treat a Sinus Infection: 9 Tips for Fast Relief From Sinusitis

Each year around 29 million sinus infections are diagnosed in the United States, according to the...

How to Treat a Spider Bite: 9 Soothing Remedies

How to Treat a Spider Bite: 9 Soothing Remedies

Spider bites can cause a range of symptoms, from mild irritation to serious medical...

How to Treat Shingles: 6 Fast Relief Tips

How to Treat Shingles: 6 Fast Relief Tips

If you have ever had the chickenpox virus, you could develop shingles at some point in your life....

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