Vaccine & Immunization Clinic in Cypress
Get Immunized Today with AFC Urgent Care Cypress Today
Getting vaccinated is important to maintaining health and protecting yourself and others from contracting and/or spreading diseases. Whether you need a seasonal flu shot or vaccinations for international travel, AFC Urgent Care Cypress can keep you up-to-date with your recommended shots, quickly and conveniently.
Immunizations Offered at AFC Urgent Care Cypress
We offer numerous vaccinations for adults and children in the Cypress area, including:
The “flu shot” is a vaccine that can protect you against the flu virus. About two weeks after the administration, antibodies will accumulate and protect against influenza. The flu vaccine is not 100% effective and is a temporary vaccine – typical peak season for getting the flu shot is between October to March.
Tdap / Whooping Cough Vaccine
Tdap protects against three different types of bacteria: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or whooping cough. These bacteria can cause very dangerous, life-threatening diseases. This vaccine is usually administered as a booster shot to kids at t11 or 12 years old.
Meningococcal disease causes inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. This disease can become life-threatening quickly and teens are often at a higher risk of getting it. For this reason, many colleges require this vaccine before students can move into dorms.
Although the pneumonia vaccine cannot guarantee immunization from catching the disease, it can reduce the risk of catching it or result in a milder case if caught. It is highly recommended that people over the age of 65 and individuals with weakened immune systems get this vaccination.
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), or chickenpox, is a highly contagious disease that causes an itchy, blister-like rash to spread across the entire body. Children under the age of 13 should get two doses of the vaccine:
- First dose between the ages of 12 to 15 months
- Second dose between the ages of 4 to 6 years old
Individuals older than 13 that have not yet been vaccinated should receive two doses 28 days apart.
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is designed to protect individuals from developing certain types of cancers later in life. This vaccine (two doses) is recommended for boys and girls between 11-12 years, with a follow-up dose 6 to 12 months after the first is administered.
Hepatitis A and B Vaccine
Hepatitis can cause liver inflammation and can be life-threatening. This vaccine protects against Hepatitis A and B (but not C, D, or E). The CDC recommends any child between 12 to 23 months (or 6 to 11 months for infants traveling internationally) receive this vaccination.
This vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. This vaccine is distributed in two does, the first typically happening when a child is between 9 to 15 months. You should wait at least 4 weeks between doses.
These vaccines are used to prevent poliomyelitis. It is recommended that all children be fully vaccinated against polio through one of the two distribution ways: through injection (IPV) or by mouth (OPV).
If you had the chickenpox as a kid, you might carry the dormant virus with you still. This virus can reactivate and cause shingles, but getting a shingles vaccine can help reduce the risk of developing shingles or other complications, like PHN. This vaccine may have some short-term side effects, such as:
- redness or swelling at the injection site
- muscle or stomach pain
About Our Vaccination & Immunization Services
How Do Vaccinations Work?
Vaccines are important because they build immunity to various diseases. The purpose of the body’s immune system is to defend against infection and illness by making proteins called antibodies. Antibodies destroy germs causing illness and protect you from future infections. Antibodies remain in the bloodstream if the same infection tries to come back again, and the body will already have the defense against it.
Vaccines help you develop immunity, as they are made from the same germs causing diseases, although the germs are weakened or killed, so you don’t get sick. Once these germs are introduced to your body, your immune system reacts in a similar way as it would if the actual disease had been introduced, by making disease-fighting antibodies that give you immunity against the disease should you ever come into contact with it.
Why Choose AFC Urgent Care Cypress
- Availability: We offer a wide variety of vaccines.
- Convenience: No appointments necessary, simply walk into our urgent care clinic!
- Quality service: We perform thousands of vaccinations every year and adhere to best practices and guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Travel shots: Planning to travel abroad to a developing country? Get inoculated beforehand with vaccinations specific to the region of the world where you’re traveling.
- Flu shots: Everyone should be immunized for this common yet sneaky illness. Walk-in for your flu shot any time!
Do you need a vaccination? Call today or check out our address. No appointments needed, simply walk into our Cypress clinic!