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WK Quick Care Offers Flu Shot Options

9/10/2012

WK Quick Care is offering flu shots at all three locations. Intradermal flu vaccinations are available to individuals 18 years of age and older. The intradermal flu vaccine uses a very fine needle that is 90% smaller than the needles used for regular flu shots. Intradermal shots are $35; however, the shot is covered by most insurance plans.

In addition to the intradermal flu shot, Quick Care offers a high-dose vaccination for adults 65 years of age and older. Human immune defenses become weaker with age, which places older people at greater risk of severe illness from influenza. Aging decreases the body’s ability to have a good immune response after getting influenza vaccine. A higher dose of antigen in the vaccine supports a better immune response and, therefore, better protection against flu.

Quick Care is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and no appointment is necessary. Quick Care accepts Medicare and most insurance plans. Anyone covered by Medicare Part Bwill receive the flu shot at no cost. Quick Care is located at 1666 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport, 2520 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport and at 2300 Hospital Drive in Bossier City.

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