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Flu Shots

Steven Kamara, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Steven Kamara, MD

Primary Care Physician located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Steven Kamara offers comprehensive wellness care to the residents of Los Angeles, California. After completing his residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kamara specializes in internal medicine, giving him both the education and experience to effectively treat patients.

Flu Shots Q & A

Why get a flu shot?

The flu shot offers you the best protection against the prominent flu virus strain, including H1N1, or swine flu.  Influenza, or the 'flu', is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system. Flu shots not only help to combat the flu but also help to prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Who should get a flu shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over the age of six months to consider getting the shot. Vaccinations for high-risk group (such as women who are pregnant, elderly individuals and young children), can also help prevent complications from contracting the virus.

People dealing with a chronic illness represent the highest risk groupliving with:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Liver disease

Is there anyone who can’t get a flu shot?

The doctor will discuss your medical history and ask you questions to determine if a flu shot is safe for you.

Are you allergic to eggs? Many of the flu vaccinations contain egg proteins that trigger a reaction. If you are sensitive, the doctor may still suggest you get the treatment, but take precautions to manage an allergic reaction should it happen.

Have you had a reaction to a flu vaccination in the past? Any person who has had tolerance problems in the past may not be a good candidate. It is normal to feel a little sick after the shot. That is part of the vaccination process, but a severe reaction, like shortness of breath or hives, means something else might be going on and it's important to talk to your doctor about this.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept major PPO plans including Blue Shield, Blue Cross and CIGNA as well as United Healthcare and Medicare fees for service only. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or for those with high deductibles required with their insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield