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Metroplex Medical Centre, Fort Worth

Metroplex Medical Centre

3.87(38 reviews)
201 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102201 Commerce St
OpenWed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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A great place very professional this is the best place to do all my health care, I arrived 10 minutes prior to my appointment notified the clerk and I was in right on time, very friendly staff and efficient, I highly recommend this Doctors office
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Metroplex Medical Centre, Fort Worth

Metroplex Medical Centre

3.87(38 reviews)
201 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102201 Commerce St
OpenWed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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A great place very professional this is the best place to do all my health care, I arrived 10 minutes prior to my appointment notified the clerk and I was in right on time, very friendly staff and efficient, I highly recommend this Doctors office
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DispatchHealth, Fort Worth

DispatchHealth

4.8(37k reviews)
At-home urgent care
Servicing the Richland Hills areaAt home urgent care
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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CityDoc Urgent Care, Fort Worth

CityDoc Urgent Care

4.78(5.6k reviews)
3020 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 761073020 W 7th St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fast friendly and professional service. In and out in 45 minutes!
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University Urgent Care, Fort Worth

University Urgent Care

4.8(4.8k reviews)
3107 Greene Ave, Fort Worth, TX 761093107 Greene Ave
OpenWed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

They’re really nice and sweet. I got recommended to a hospital because they weren’t quiet sure how to help but I’m sure if they could’ve they would’ve. Great staff
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Urgent Care for Kids, Hulen

Urgent Care for Kids

2.71(7 reviews)
3000 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 761093000 S Hulen St
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Very friendly, and professional, Drs and staff are great!!!
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Pediatric Urgent Care, La Gran

Pediatric Urgent Care

4.9(1.4k reviews)
4200 South Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 761154200 South Fwy
OpenWed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Friendly staff, efficient, caring, did the extra mile, unfortunately the services are expensive. I know medical services are, but you are in a low income area. This is not a complaint is an opinion Maybe less expensive brings more people: more people more money. You seems like a reliable company. I was satisfied with your services I am a family coach and because of the price I don’t know if I could recommend you
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Any Lab Test Now, Alliance

Any Lab Test Now

1.0(2 reviews)
2700 Western Center Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 761312700 Western Center Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Superior Urgent Care, Saginaw

Superior Urgent Care

4.75(59 reviews)
7236 N Blue Mound Rd, Saginaw, TX 761317236 N Blue Mound Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Rapid Covid test (in car) went smoothly. Minimum wait time. All questions answered. Professional staff. Appointment required for test.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Arlington

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(21 reviews)
4401 Little Rd, Arlington, TX 760164401 Little Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I love how easy it was to find a clinic, fill out paperwork and check in through Solv. There was a 10 minute wait and we were seen right away. In and out in 30 minutes! I will be returning to this clinic.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Fort Worth (Tarrant Pkwy)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.67(2k reviews)
2205 N Tarrant Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 761772205 N Tarrant Pkwy
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent care from the front desk to the medical staff. Very friendly and thorough.
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Urgent Care 24/7, DFW

Urgent Care 24/7

808 Interstate 20 W, Arlington, TX 76017808 Interstate 20 W
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Urgent Care for Kids, Arlington

Urgent Care for Kids

4.73(4.9k reviews)
6109 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 760016109 S Cooper St
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Doctor was wonderful!!! We like her more than our primary care doctor.
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Urgentology Care, Viridian Medical Park

Urgentology Care

4.88(2.6k reviews)
4130 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 760114130 N Collins St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I have been to the Viridian location “6” times for myself and my children and have received nothing but good care. You are definitely my go to clinic for immediate care! Thanks for all you do! Dr. Madison and the Receptionist Nora are so kind and sweet! Unfortunately I didn’t get all the names, but all the staff are loving & kind!
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Any Lab Test Now, Southlake

Any Lab Test Now

500 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092500 W Southlake Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Urgent Care for Kids, Mansfield

Urgent Care for Kids

4.2(5 reviews)
2251 Matlock Rd, Mansfield, TX 760632251 Matlock Rd
OpenWed 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

My kids prefer coming to Urgent care for Kids Mansfield. Dealing with the staff there is like dealing with trusted family. Thanks for being there!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Cedar Hill

NextCare Urgent Care

4.62(3.4k reviews)
642 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104642 Uptown Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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This was my first time going and I was very impressed with the friendliness and professionalism.
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Any Lab Test Now, Cedar Hill

Any Lab Test Now

5.0(1 reviews)
294 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104294 Uptown Blvd
OpenWed 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Friendly staff and fast efficient check-in and testing.
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Rapid Med Urgent Care, Argyle

Rapid Med Urgent Care

4.94(1.3k reviews)
391 US-377, Argyle, TX 76226391 US-377
OpenWed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I had a great experience, the nurse and provider were excellent! Check in and appointment request online were super easy. I would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.
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MedEX Quick Care

MedEX Quick Care

4.73(175 reviews)
408 E Camp Wisdom Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116408 E Camp Wisdom Rd
OpenWed 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

They were extremely kind and professional. They even ran my test through twice to ensure it was accurate. No wait time at all.
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Rapid Med Urgent Care, Highland Village

Rapid Med Urgent Care

4.87(2.1k reviews)
8501 FM 407, Double Oak, TX 750778501 FM 407
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Staff was friendly and extremely professional. Felt like I was well taken care of.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Lewisville

NextCare Urgent Care

4.76(3.9k reviews)
540 Surf St, Lewisville, TX 75067540 Surf St
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The two ladies at the front desk were very helpful
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Latest Flu Shot updates

May 10, 2022
The nation's flu positivity test rate reached nearly 10 percent in mid-April, making it the first time such an increase has occurred so late in the flu season since 1982 (NBC News)
May 6, 2022
The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, according to a preprint version of a large U.S. study that counters assumptions in other studies that it was more transmissible but less severe. (Reuters)

Flu Shot FAQs

  • How can I book a flu shot in Fort Worth?

    Same-day and next day appointments for flu shots are bookable directly through Solv. Simply search for a Fort Worth-area doctor, find a provider, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “flu shot” as your reason for visit.

  • Where can I get a flu shot in Fort Worth?

    The flu vaccine should generally be available at Fort Worth-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices, and local pharmacies. While many times you can simply walk in to get a flu shot, it is best to book an appointment online to reduce your wait time.

  • Where can I get a flu shot after hours in Fort Worth?

    Outside routine work hours, most Fort Worth primary care doctor offices are closed, however, most of the area’s urgent care and retail clinics are open after hours and on weekends. Book an after hours appointment today.

  • Is a flu shot necessary?

    Everyone 6 months or older should get vaccinated for the flu every year. Influenza, or the flu, is a serious virus and infection that hospitalizes and kills thousands of people annually. And it is constantly changing. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from contracting the virus.

  • Do I need to get a flu shot every year?

    Flu vaccines are needed annually, primarily for two reasons. First, the flu virus is constantly evolving, meaning the virus you received a vaccine for last year is unique from the virus in the upcoming season. As such, the vaccine itself needs to be different. Second, the vaccine itself wears off and your immune system’s response to the flu virus decreases over time. Unless you receive the vaccine every year, you will lack necessary immunity.

  • When should I get a flu shot?

    Each year is a little different, but flu season generally starts as early as September. Getting a flu shot early in the season - August to October - gives your buddy the best opportunity to build up immunity to the virus as it does take roughly two weeks for the vaccine to protect you against infection. Of course, if you are unable to get the flu shot early, getting a flu shot later still helps as the virus could last through May.

  • How effective is the flu shot?

    Each year, the CDC and other organizations conduct studies to determine the effectiveness of the flu vaccine against that years flu virus. According to the CDC, recent studies show that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60%. Of course, there are multiple types and strands of the flu virus including influenza B and influenza A(H1N1), as well as influenza A(H3N2). Generally speaking, flu shots tend to work better against influenza types A & B.

  • How long does a flu shot last?

    The flu vaccine lasts for one flu season as the virus constantly evolves and each year the vaccine is produced to specifically protect against the strand(s) that are prevalent in the upcoming flu season.

  • How much does a flu shot cost?

    Depending on where you get your flu vaccine, what type of vaccine you are getting, and whether or not you are insured, flu shot costs vary. Generally speaking, however, flu shots can cost between $0 and $50, sometimes more.

  • Is a flu shot covered by insurance?

    Your health insurance must cover the flu vaccine, as well as other vaccines, without a copayment or coinsurance. However, check with your insurance company to see if the vaccine must be administered at a specified location.

Fort Worth Flu Shots

A flu shot (flu vaccine) is a deactivated flu virus that's used to protect against influenza, a serious disease that can send you to the hospital or, in some cases, kill you. Millions of people get the flu every year and tens of thousands of people die from it. The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine before flu season each year since your immune protection declines over time. Symptoms of the flu might include coughing, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat, tiredness, headaches, stuffy or runny nose, chills, and possibly diarrhea and vomiting.

Some people who get the vaccine still get sick, but some studies have shown that the flu vaccine can reduce the severity of the illness in some people. The flu shot can protect women during and after pregnancy, vulnerable groups of people (like infants, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases), and prevent complications in people with chronic diseases. Anyone with severe allergies to any ingredients in the flu shot should obviously avoid it, as well as anyone who's had a severe allergic reaction to a flu shot before and anyone with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

The influenza virus immunization, commonly referred to as the flu shot, can help you avoid becoming ill with the flu. You can make the best health decisions for you and your family by learning more about the flu shot's benefits and how it works.

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

The flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a potentially fatal illness that can lead to hospitalization and death. Millions of people in the United States contract the flu each year, and tens of thousands of people die as a result of flu-related illnesses, according to the report. The flu can cause ear infections, bacterial pneumonia, and chronic health problems such as diabetes and heart failure.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of flu-related illness, hospitalizations, and fatalities in children. According to the Centers for Sickness Control and Prevention, it may even reduce the severity of disease in people who suffer breakthrough infections after getting vaccinated.

When is the flu vaccine available?

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

The seasonal flu vaccine usually becomes available in July or August, according to the CDC, which is when children should get it. Adults are advised not to get vaccinated at this time since the flu vaccine's effectiveness decreases over time.

Why do I need to get vaccinated every year?

According to the CDC, everyone six months and older should get a flu shot every year. Because flu viruses evolve over time, flu vaccines must be updated every year to offer protection against the most recent strain. According to the CDC, the flu vaccine's immunity weakens over time, so a yearly dose can provide the most protection.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine every season. It does, however, mention that different vaccines may be required for different people. The nasal spray flu vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women due to an increased risk of complications, according to the CDC.

What are my flu vaccine delivery options?

There are two types of flu vaccines: injection and nasal spray. According to the CDC, most flu vaccinations are administered with a needle inserted into the arm muscle, though a jet injector may be used in people aged 18 to 64. The nasal spray immunization is only available to people aged two to 49, with the exception of pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems, according to the CDC.

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

The flu vaccine, according to the CDC, will not give you the flu virus. However, it does warn that it may cause many of the same side effects and symptoms as the flu and other respiratory ailments, including fever, cough, headaches, muscle pains, and a runny nose.

What kind of protection does the flu vaccine offer?

The flu vaccine, according to the CDC, can cut your chances of catching the flu by 40% to 60%. It goes on to add that there are two main factors that determine whether or not the flu vaccine will protect you from becoming ill with the flu. The person's attributes, such as age and health, as well as how well the current season's immunizations "match" the flu viruses circulating in the population, are all taken into account.

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are a number of effective ways to reduce your risk of catching the flu without getting vaccinated. Exercising frequently, eating good meals, getting plenty of quality sleep, and managing stress are some of the most effective methods to maintain a robust immune system and avoid the flu. According to the CDC, other precautions include often washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with sick people.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Apr 25, 22

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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