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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 East Meadow can keep you up-to-date with your recommended shots, quickly and conveniently.
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.
Do you need a vaccination? Let AFC Urgent Care East Meadow help keep you protected and current with your immunizations. No appointments needed, simply walk in!
We offer a wide range of common vaccinations for people of every age. For children six months and up, we can provide regular vaccines against diseases like hepatitis B, and PCV. For adults, we offer flu shots, and tetanus shots, shingles vaccines, and many more. Contact us and let us know which vaccine you need.
To discover which vaccinations you've received, look up your vaccination history. Your vaccination record is a comprehensive document that details the history of all of your vaccines as a youngster and as an adult. To access your vaccination record you can ask your family or doctor if they have your up to date report.
Yes, AFC offers several services that otherwise are made available only through an appointment at your doctor's office. Whether you need a regular checkup, vaccinations, or lab work, we're able to provide healthcare alongside your general practitioner, so you never need to go without the services you need.