Vaccinations in Boiling Springs, SC
Vaccinations are important to your child’s health and the surrounding community. Come to AFC Urgent Care to receive your child’s next vaccination or to get a vaccine for travel. Our doctors are here to help you stay up-to-date on your child’s vaccination schedule. Book An Appointment Online with one of our professionals today or call our office for more information.
Everyone should be getting their regular vaccinations, whether they are a child or an adult. It’s easy and quick to do, and could prevent you from getting sick and thus spreading a sickness to your family and other people. With AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs, getting a vaccination is especially easy and quick considering that an appointment usually isn’t necessary! We can also help you stay up to date and keep your whole family healthy. Call us today, come see us, or keep reading to learn more!
Why is it important to keep immunizations up to date?
There are lots and lots of reasons to stay up to date with your and your family’s immunizations in Boiling Springs! For one, it’s generally recommended by health officials that people get vaccinations throughout their lives. This is because adults, not just children, are at risk of getting sick from vaccination-preventable diseases. Many adults know they should get an annual flu shot, but there are other recommended vaccinations too, and many of them are even easier to get than the flu vaccination. Also, if a person has a chronic condition that makes them more susceptible to illness, like diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease, a vaccination can prevent illness and may even be vital for the person. In general, vaccinations can protect against serious health complications like shingles or even heart attacks brought on by flu illness.
When adults are vaccinated and healthy, they’re better able to meet their many obligations and take care of their family. And by protecting themselves, adults will protect the rest of the family too. Additionally, pregnant women who get certain vaccinations will protect themselves and also their babies. Vaccinating your kids is important too, as it protects them from diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio and others, and it also protects the family, classmates, and the community you live in.
What vaccines do I need to update?
There are some simple vaccines you can keep up to date on to protect yourself and others from common illnesses. Both the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend these vaccines:
- Flu (influenza)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
- Hepatitis A (HepA) and Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
Ask your doctor or one of our doctors here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs if you and your family should get another vaccine based on your medical history. We provide travel vaccinations too here at our clinic.
Can I walk into an urgent care for a vaccination?
Most of the time, yes, you can walk right into an urgent care clinic like ours for a vaccination! This is the case for all of the vaccines we mentioned above, with two exceptions: shingles and pneumococcal vaccines. An appointment is necessary for these two vaccines. You can call our clinic or book an appointment with us online for either of those vaccines or come see us for any other vaccination, like a flu shot.
Urgent care is a great place to go for vaccinations, as an appointment often isn’t necessary, they can see anyone in your family of any age, and the vaccines there are very affordable! Also, here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs, we accept most major insurances and have a self-pay option for patients without insurance.
Do you provide vaccinations in Boiling Springs, SC?
Yes! AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs provides vaccinations in Boiling Springs, and we’re located over at 2746 Boiling Springs Rd Boiling Springs, SC 29316. Come see us today, call us at (864) 586-3923, or book with us online for a vaccination. You and anyone else in your family are more than welcome here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs. We’re open for you late 7 days a week.
Note: AFC Urgent Care does not offer the Covid-19 VACCINE at this time. Please visit the CDC website for vaccine locations: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/
We look forward to seeing you soon!