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Routine Vaccines

Routine Vaccinations At Your Convenience

Vaccinations are the best way to prevent serious, life-threatening health conditions. Routine immunizations protect against various forms of life-threatening diseases and infections. Behind on your vaccines or don’t know, no worries! AFC Urgent Care Princess Anne Virginia Beach provides available vaccinations on a walk-in basis, so you don’t need an appointment to be seen.
Some common vaccinations we offer at our urgent care center for ages 3+ include:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP or Tdap)
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumococcal

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP or Tdap)

CDC recommends diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination for everyone. Babies are initially immunized before the age of 2. Young children need two booster shots to maintain that protection through early childhood. Preteens should get one shot of Tdap between the ages of 11 and 12 years to boost their immunity.

Pregnant women should get Tdap during the early part of the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy. By doing so, she helps protect her baby from whooping cough in the first few months of life. All adults who have never received one should get a shot of Tdap. Since immunity wears off, boosters are recommended every ten years.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A can affect anyone. Vaccines are available for long-term prevention of HAV infection in persons one year of age and older. All children and adolescents 2–18 years of age who have not previously received the hepatitis A vaccine should receive it.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.
Hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent HBV infection. The hepatitis B vaccine is especially recommended for adults living with diabetes and those at high risk for infection due to their jobs, lifestyle, living situations, or country of birth.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR)

CDC recommends that people get MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. Children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination.
Adults who do not have evidence of immunity should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine. If an adult is going to be somewhere that poses a high risk for measles or mumps transmission, they should make sure they have had two doses separated by at least 28 days. These adults include students at post-high school education institutions, healthcare personnel and international travelers.

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that causes an itchy, blister-like rash. The rash appears first on the chest, back, and face and then spreads over the entire body. CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox and were never vaccinated. Children are routinely recommended to receive the first dose at age 12 through 15 months and the second dose at age 4 through 6 years.

Influenza (flu) Vaccine

With rare exceptions, everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine every season. Vaccination to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications is essential for people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Flu shots are appropriate for most people. Learn more on our Influenza (flu) vaccine page.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Vaccines help prevent pneumococcal disease, which is any type of illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Pneumococcal disease is common in young children, but older adults are at the greatest risk of serious illness and death. There are two kinds of pneumococcal vaccines available:

  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine or PCV13 - recommended for all children younger than two years old and people two years or older with certain medical conditions
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine or PPSV23 - recommended for all adults 65 years or older, people 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions, and adults 19 through 64 years old who smoke cigarettes

FAQs ABOUT VACCINES AND GETTING VACCINES AT AFC

Are there side effects to getting vaccines?

Everyone reacts differently to receiving a vaccine. For that reason, our team at AFC Urgent Care Princess Anne Virginia Beach will have you sit or lie down for about 15 minutes after you receive your vaccine to monitor your reaction.
Tell your doctor if you or your child:

  • Feel dizzy
  • Have vision changes
  • Have ringing in the ears
  • Severe pain in the shoulder and difficulty moving the arm where you received the vaccine, but it’s very rare
For more information on possible side effects, visit CDC’s Possible Side-effects from Vaccines webpage.

Where can I get these vaccines?

We know you’re busy, and penciling in time for a flu shot isn’t always easy. AFC Urgent Care Princess Anne Virginia Beach has flu vaccines and is ready to serve your family whenever you’re ready. Either call to make an appointment or just stop in whenever it’s convenient. You can walk in any time to get your vaccinations at AFC Urgent Care Princess Anne Virginia Beach.

How long does it take to get the vaccines?

AFC Urgent Care Princess Anne Virginia Beach has some of the shortest wait times around. After discussion with your provider about your vaccine history and determining which vaccine(s) you need, the vaccine itself is administered in just a few seconds! Most people find it’s over before they know it. You will have to wait at least 15 minutes following your vaccine to ensure you have no side effects.

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