Vaccinations Walk-In Clinic Questions and Answers
If you are looking for you and for your family to get up-to-date vaccinations, visit AFC Urgent Care today! AFC Urgent Care Provides Vaccines for Adults, Children and for International Travel. For more information call us today or schedule an appointment online with professionals. We serve patients from Largo, FL, Clearwater FL, Seminole FL, Pinellas Park FL, Dunedin FL, Safety Harbor FL and Oldsmar FL.
It’s no secret, vaccinations help save lives, and they have led to a dramatic decline in the number of infectious diseases here in the United States. Vaccinations, also called immunizations, always undergo a long and careful review by doctors, scientists, and the federal government to ensure they are safe.
So, how do vaccines work? Vaccinations, also known as immunizations, helps a person’s immune defenses overcome a common disease that they might be exposed to. This means that being vaccinated helps prevent people from catching a disease in the vast majority of cases. In some cases, a person can still get a disease after being vaccinated, however, the symptoms are milder and recovery time is much faster.
Here is a list of some diseases that immunizations protect against:
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), to name two examples, a vaccinated person is much less likely to pass on an infectious disease to others, so they can help protect those who are not vaccinated themselves, and this includes babies, children, elderly, and those with a weak immune system, such as cancer patients.
Vaccination helps reduce the psychological and social toll of illness on people and dramatically lessens the burden on healthcare systems and hospitals.
Where do I go to get a vaccine?
Your private doctor, local travel clinic, health department, health center, or pharmacy all offer vaccinations. Before you walk through the door, make a call to book an appointment and make sure they have the vaccine (s) you require. Your doctor may have a few vaccines, and other medical outlets will have others, so always check first.
Where can I get vaccinations near me for travel?
Urgent care clinics and travel clinics offer a number of vaccinations for travel. You can also speak with your doctor, local health department or health center as they too offer travel vaccinations. It is important to get the travel vaccinations you need before hitting the departure zone, and it is now a requirement to have certain vaccinations before arrival in some countries, one being the COVID-19 vaccine.
So, why should my family and myself get vaccinated?
Vaccination protects you and other people – it’s as simple as that. Getting you and your family vaccinated is important since vaccine-preventable diseases have not gone away, and vaccines will help keep you healthy. Vaccines are safe and they most likely won’t give you the disease that they are designed to prevent. Also keep in mind that they are important because if you get sick, others around you may get sick, too. Let’s also not forget that your family and co-workers need you, so if you don’t get vaccinated and get sick, then you won’t get to spend time with loved ones, nor be able to help on that next big work project that might land you the ultimate promotion you’ve long dreamed of. Keep in mind too, vaccinations will keep you healthy and working: do you realize how many days off you might need if you get the flu? How about Hepatitis A? The more days off of work means less on your paycheck, and the more time in the hospital means more bills, which can break the bank in some cases.
What vaccines do you offer?
AFC Urgent Care here in Largo, Florida, offers a number of vaccinations, including travel vaccinations. On your first visit, you will be required to fill out a health questionnaire to our medical team, and we will then outline vaccinations and our costs. If you are traveling outside of the USA, make sure you talk to a member of our medical staff who will advise you on what vaccinations you need. Also, ensure that you get vaccinated 4 to 6 weeks before departure, and talk to your doctor about any additional medications you might need while traveling in a foreign country.