Serving Katy & Greater Houston area

Rapid Flu & Strep Test

A flu shot is a seasonal influenza vaccination that helps protect against flu viruses that are expected to be most prevalent throughout the coming season. As the influenza virus changes so quickly, new flu vaccines are developed twice a year. The seasonal flu vaccine should provide medium to high protection against the flu for that season, as well as aid in a faster recovery if you do get the virus.

Why is a flu shot performed?

Influenza is a potentially dangerous illness that can result in hospitalization and even death. If the flu spreads to the lungs, it can lead to pneumonia. It’s critical to recognize flu symptoms and seek treatment before the symptoms get worse.

What are the symptoms of influenza?

Symptoms of influenza include:​

  • Fever and chills
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Ear pressure
  • Earache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritated, watering eyes
  • Reddened eyes, skin (especially face), mouth, throat and nose