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Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis are serious, life threatening diseases that affect people to this day through out the world. In the United States though, they are not very common because of strict vaccination guidelines for children and adults. At AFC Urgent Care Clemson Blvd in Seneca, SC our urgent care professionals provide a large variety of vaccinations to children and adults throughout the year. Our trained physicians can answer all of your family’s questions about specific vaccinations, and tell you more about the benefits of getting vaccinated on time for different diseases. Tdap vaccinations and others are an important preventive measure against deadly and deforming diseases, so it is essential that you bring your child in for their necessary vaccinations. Our team is here to answer any and all questions that you may have, all in a confidential manner and in a state of the art urgent care clinic.
All of our doctors at AFC Urgent Care Clemson Blvd in Seneca are Board Certified and have years of experience when it comes to providing the Tdap vaccination to patients of all ages. We offer walk in vaccinations, because we know it can be stressful to arrange an appointment weeks or months in advance with your primary care physician. All you have to do is walk in, let us know that you would like the Tdap vaccination, and we will help you as soon as possible. Rather than scheduling far in advance, we make it an easy process to receive the Tdap vaccination Clemson Blvd in Seneca. Here are some of the common questions our doctors receive about the Tdap vaccination:
Who should get the Tdap vaccination?
Children should get the vaccination at the age of 11, but if someone has not received it by then they should look into receiving the Tdap vaccination as soon as possible. Anyone with an allergy to the vaccination or severe medical problems should abstain from the vaccination and discuss options with their doctor.
Are there any risks associated with the Tdap vaccination?
As with all medications, there can be side effects of the Tdap vaccination. If there are reactions to the vaccination, they are usually mild and can consist of redness or irritation.
What are tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis?
Tetanus is also knows as lockjaw, and leads to muscle tightening. Diphtheria causes a thick coating in the back of the throat and can lead to trouble breathing. Pertussis is also known as whooping cough, and is highly contagious.
Regardless of your vaccination needs, AFC Urgent Care Clemson Blvd in Seneca can help patients of all ages with staying on top of vaccinations. We know that preventive services such as the Tdap vaccination can be annoying and bothersome to deal with, so we make the vaccination process easy and stress free for our patients. Rather than scheduling an appointment far in advance, we can provide you and your loved ones with walk in vaccinations every day of the week during flexible hours. Our team of medical professionals hopes to help keep you healthy and happy this year!
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.