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Walk-In Clinic Vaccinations

Check getting vaccinated off your to-do list. American Family Care makes it easy for the whole family to stay on top of immunizations. No appointment necessary. 

 

Come In. Get Vaccinated Today 

Vaccinations* or immunizations are your best defense against getting sick. Vaccines successfully stop the spread of contagious diseases, reducing the world’s mortality rate. Thanks to effective vaccines, millions have been able to avoid crippling and life-threatening diseases. Up-to-date vaccines are especially important for children three and under. 

 

Common Walk-In Clinic Immunizations

  • Hepatitis A and hepatitis B
  • Measles/mumps/rubella
  • Influenza (flu shots)
  • Polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP)
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Pneumococcal

 

How Vaccines Work

 Your body’s immune system works to fight off illnesses. Each time you catch a specific virus, your body can learn how to produce antibodies to fight that specific virus. However, many highly contagious viruses can make someone seriously ill and can be life-threatening. Viruses like measles can even cause blindness. 

Vaccines safely teach your body how to develop immunity without you getting sick. A vaccination shot contains a small, weakened strain of a specific disease. Once it enters your system, it shows your body how to naturally produce antibodies for that specific disease. Some vaccines need to be repeated from time to time, such as a flu shot. Others like those for chickenpox can provide lifelong immunity. 

 *Vaccination availability is subject to location, and we recommend calling ahead to inquire on specific needs or requirements.

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Vaccine Resources

VACCINE FAQs

QUESTION: What vaccinations do you offer in your clinics?

A: We offer a wide range of common vaccinations for people of every age. For infants we can provide regular vaccines against diseases like pertussis, hepatitis B, and PCV. For adults we provide flu shots, and tetanus shots shingles vaccines, and many more. Contact your local clinic and let us know which vaccine you need.

QUESTION: How do I know if I need a vaccine?

A: If you’re not in one of the situations listed above but you still think it might be time for a vaccine, check out the CDC website to review recommended vaccines for every age group.

QUESTION: Is it safe to get my vaccinations from AFC instead of my regular doctor?

A: Yes, AFC offers a number of services you used to need an appointment to get from other doctors’ offices. 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.

How do I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best, safest way to not get severely ill. Like all vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine teaches your body how to develop its own immunity to the virus that causes this illness. A COVID-19 vaccine usually requires two doses. The second shot happens 14 to 28 days after the first. It takes about three weeks after your last shot to develop immunity. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination will depend on availability and guidelines in your state. Contact us about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

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Give our team a call today to learn more about our immunization and vaccination services.

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