August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and American Family Care (AFC) would like to encourage you to stop in for a hassle-free checkup to ensure you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations. Immunizations are important for people of all ages and help prevent countless, often deadly, diseases. Vaccines are administered to stimulate your immune system so should you come in contact with that disease, your body is better prepared to fight it off.
Vaccinations Save Lives
In today’s world, many of the deadliest diseases can be stopped in their tracks by a preventative childhood vaccination. Shots are a safe way to protect kids from diseases such as polio, the measles, meningitis and more. These vaccinations are important for your child’s health, and now, you don’t have to go through the hassle of booking in with a general practitioner to receive those shots; visit an AFC location near you to be promptly treated by a qualified professional at your convenience.
Don’t Forget Those Booster Shots
Many people believe that after the initial round of shots as a young child, they are set for life. That is not the case in many circumstances. Some shots need boosters to maintain effectiveness. Some colleges even require specific immunizations to enroll. Stop in your local AFC and make sure you are protected and up to date.
Going Abroad? Get Vaccinated
If you are embarking on an epic adventure overseas, it’s a good idea to make sure your vaccinations are in order. You want to enjoy your vacation, not spend your time in a foreign hospital. Many countries even require additional immunizations that can help protect you from region-specific diseases. Contact your local AFC location to learn more before venturing abroad.
Visiting an AFC for your immunization needs may save you both time and money. Locations are available 7 days a week, 364 days a year with extended hours. No appointment is needed and patients can expect a short wait time in a comfortable seating area. Each location is independently owned and operated so the scope of services may vary. Please visit AmericanFamilyCare.com to find the location nearest you and get vaccinated today.