When Does Flu Season Start 2020?

For the last several years, the CDC has consistently recommended you get your annual flu vaccine by the end of October.

Since most cases hit between December and February, it's recommended you and your family receive the flu shot by the end of October or as soon as the vaccine becomes first available.

Pioneer Physicians can help provide specific recommendations for those with egg allergies or other concerns.
What are the side effects of a flu shot?

It's important to know that the flu vaccine cannot cause influenza.

Although, mild side effects are possible. They include fever, headaches and tenderness in the arm where the shot was given. Serious side effects are rare.

Any vaccine carries a very small risk of severe allergic reaction. Go to the ER if you experience difficulty breathing, dizziness, a fast heartbeat or swelling in the face.



At Pioneer Physicians, our goal is to provide the expert medical care you need, when you need it. That’s why each of our urgent care centers is equipped with an on-site lab to perform diagnostic tests during your visit.

Lab and diagnostic tests are important tools that can help a physician determine the underlying cause of your symptoms, confirm a diagnosis and monitor the effects of prescribed medications.

We perform tests for flu, strep, respiratory viruses (including RSV), and pregnancy. We also offer hemoglobin tests, comprehensive metabolic panels, prothrombin time tests, urinalysis, digital X-rays and EKGs.

Every diagnostic test performed at our urgent care centers is read a Pioneer Physicians radiologist or pathologist, in addition to an onsite physician.

    Blood Glucose Tests
    Chlamydia Test
    Comprehensive Metabolic Panels
    COVID-19 Antibody Testing
    Digital X-Rays
    Flu Tests
    Hemoglobin Tests
    Mono Tests
    Pregnancy Tests
    Respiratory Tests (RSV)
    Strep Tests
    Urine Tests



A Doctor is Always Available

We always have board-certified doctors from UHealth – University of Miami Health System on site at each of our centers to provide expert care when you need it.