Flu Vaccine

Newport Center Urgent Care & Covid Clinic
(949) 760-8300
Newport Center Urgent Care

Flu Vaccine in Newport beach

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Walk-In Flu Vaccines Offered Daily:

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

No appointments necessary!

Flu Vaccine Benefits

While getting the flu vaccine may not be your favorite way to spend a Tuesday afternoon, there are some real benefits to getting vaccinated.
The flu vaccine can help protect you from getting the flu. And while that may seem like a no-brainer, it's actually a big deal. The flu can be a serious illness, and it can even lead to death in some cases.
Getting the flu vaccine is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the flu. In addition, the flu vaccine can also help protect those around you, especially if you are at risk for complications from the flu.
If you are pregnant, have a chronic illness, or are over the age of 65, you are more likely to experience serious complications from the flu. And while getting vaccinated can't guarantee that you won't get sick, it can help reduce your risk of complications.
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season, getting a flu shot is a good place to start.


The flu is a serious virus that can cause severe respiratory illness in people of all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity in the United States typically peaks between December and February.
Each year, an average of 200,000 Americans are hospitalized due to complications from the flu, and about 36,000 people die from the virus.
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is safe and effective, and it can help reduce the risk of serious health complications from the flu.


This is the first sign that you may have the flu. A fever is usually defined as a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher.

Chills and sweats:

You may feel alternately hot and cold as your body temperature fluctuates

Body aches and pain

especially in the muscles and joints.


Many people who have the flu experience a throbbing headache.


Feeling exhausted, you may find it hard to get out of bed or even perform simple tasks.

Dry cough

a common symptom of the flu, but can also be sign of other respiratory illnesses.

Sore throat

Painful to swallow, raw irritated larynx.

Runny nose/congestion

Nasal discharge may be clear, white, or yellowish in color.


It's that time of year again when the flu virus starts making its rounds. If you're like most people, you're probably hoping to avoid getting sick this season. But how can you tell if you have the flu? Here are some common signs and symptoms:some common signs and symptoms:
Body aches
Sore throat
Dry cough
Runny or stuffy nose
Nausea and vomiting (more common in children than adults)
The symptoms of flu can vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. Some people may not experience all of these symptoms, and some may experience additional symptoms such as diarrhea or ear pain.

It is important to note that the symptoms of flu can be similar to those of other illnesses, such as the common cold or COVID-19, so it is important to seek medical attention if you are unsure about your symptoms or if they are severe or worsening.

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What are the benefits of getting a flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine can protect you from getting sick with the flu. Flu vaccination can also reduce the risk of hospitalization and death among people who are at high risk for these complications, including young children, older adults, and people with certain chronic health conditions. It can also help prevent serious health complications, such as pneumonia, that can occur as a result of the flu.

How effective is the flu vaccine?

The efficacy of the flu vaccine depends on many factors, including the age and health status of the person being vaccinated, the similarity between the virus strains in the vaccine and those circulating in the community, and how well the vaccine is manufactured. In general, however, the flu vaccine is 60-70% effective in healthy adults and 50-60% effective in children.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of serious influenza complications, including young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), and people 65 years and older.

What Insurances Do We Take

Cal Optima
All Savers
Champ VA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Golden Rule
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Community Health Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Harvard Pilgrim
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Health)
Health Net
Blue Shield of California
Florida Blue: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Health Partners
HealthNet PPO
Humana PPO
Independence Blue Cross
Kaiser Permanente
L.A. Care Health Plan
Nippon Life
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tricare - West
United HealthCare -Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
Western Growers Assurance Trust
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