Vaccinations Walk-In Clinic Questions and Answers
Vaccinations are available by appointment or walk-in basis. If you are looking for you and your family to get vaccinations, visit AFC Urgent Care today! AFC Urgent Care Provides Vaccines for Adults, Children and for International Travel. Call today or schedule an appointment online with a professional today. We serve patients from Agoura Hills CA, Oak Park CA, Paramount Ranch CA, Calabasas CA, Westlake Village CA and Cornell CA.
Vaccines are products that actually produce immunity to a specific disease, which means that when you are immune, then you are protected against that disease. Long and short, vaccines allow you to be exposed to a disease without becoming sick. Most vaccines available are given by a needle, and some are provided orally, or via your nasal passage. Your immune system comprises of a network of cells, organs, and tissues that all work in sync and help protect you from a disease. When a disease-causing germ enters your body, the immune system recognizes the germ as foreign, responds by making special proteins that help destroy it, and remembers the germ that made you sick and how to get rid of it. Vaccines simply give you immunity to a disease without you getting sick. AFC Urgent Care provides vaccines, so call us today to schedule an appointment.
Where do I go to get a vaccine?
Getting vaccinated is simple and easy and you can get them at your local doctor, local pharmacy, health departments, and urgent care clinics. If you are getting vaccinated at the pharmacy, call ahead to ensure they have the vaccine you need, and ask what you will need to pay. Most vaccines are covered by health insurance, however, if you don’t have health insurance, and then ensure you ask for prices, which vary.
Where can I get vaccinations for travel near me?
There is no shortage of places to get vaccinations before you head out on your next big adventure somewhere tropical or off-the-beaten-path. First up, visit your family doctor or nurse for needed vaccines. City county health departments also offer travel vaccines, and so do urgent care clinics. You will need to get your vaccine (s) one month before your plane takes-off to be fully protected. In the event you have a last-minute trip, don’t sweat it: a healthcare provider will help you and offer the best advice for your trip. There are some adults who should not be vaccinated based on their current health conditions, so always consult with a doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
Why should I get my family and myself vaccinated?
You and your family should be vaccinated for a host of reasons: the vaccines will help keep you healthy, they are important to your overall health as diet and exercise, they are safe, they won’t give you the disease that they are designed to prevent, and vaccination could mean the difference between life and death. There are a number of vaccines available that you should consider getting in order to stay healthy and safe. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about the vaccines you have completed, and which new ones might be suitable, like the Flu Shot. Here in the US each year, millions of adults get sick from vaccine-preventable diseases, forcing them to miss work for long periods of time and not being able to support their families. And think about the money you will be saving when you get vaccinated. A case in point is influenza illness that can last up to 15 days, which means you might lose almost a week’s worth of work. Even worse, adults who get hepatitis lose one month of work on average.
What vaccines do you offer?
Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent diseases and it helps save lives. When we all get vaccinated, we are not just protecting ourselves, but those around us. We offer lots of services for patients, including vaccines: immunizations and travel. We also offer the flu shots, and anyone who is interested in COVID-19 testing must book an appointment first (we do not accept walk-ins). Talk to us today and book an appointment.