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Flu season can be a challenging time for individuals and families, particularly in areas with high population densities or those prone to quick weather changes. At NewMed Immediate Care, located conveniently in Rolling Meadows, we offer flu shots as a key preventive measure to help protect our community from the influenza virus. Getting vaccinated each year is one of the best ways to reduce flu outbreaks and maintain public health.

Importance of Flu Vaccination

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can lead to severe health complications, especially in young children, elderly adults, and individuals with certain chronic health conditions. The flu vaccine is designed to protect against the most common types of flu viruses expected during the upcoming season. By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also help safeguard those around you by reducing the spread of the virus.

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone aged 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season, with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for:

  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • Adults aged 65 and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease
  • Healthcare workers and caregivers

What to Expect When Getting a Flu Shot

The Procedure:

Getting a flu shot at NewMed Immediate Care is quick and straightforward. The vaccine is typically administered in the upper arm. It’s a standard injection that takes just a few seconds, with only minor discomfort, such as a quick pinch.

Side Effects:

Side effects of the flu shot are generally mild and may include soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, or muscle aches. These symptoms are temporary and usually subside within a day or two.


The effectiveness of the flu vaccine can vary from season to season depending on how well the vaccine matches the circulating viruses. However, even when there is a mismatch, the vaccine can still help lessen the severity and duration of flu symptoms.

FAQs About Seasonal Flu Shots

Visit NewMed Immediate Care for Your Flu Shot

Don’t wait until flu season is in full swing. Visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows to get your flu shot and take a significant step towards protecting yourself and your community from influenza. Our experienced medical staff is ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the flu vaccine.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169