Walk-In Clinic Immunizations and Travel Vaccinations
Vaccinations or immunizations are your best defense against getting sick. 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. At Everest Urgent Care, we make it easy for the whole family to stay on top of immunizations. No appointment is necessary.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis A + B
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A and B (Twinrx)
- Meningitis (Menactra)
A vaccine is a product administered to a patient to produce immunity from a disease. Vaccines contain dead or weakened organisms that produce a response in the immune system. Vaccines come in many forms and exist for a variety of diseases.
Vaccinations are sometimes called immunizations. The difference between a vaccination and an immunization is that the immunization is the actual process that occurs in the immune system after a vaccination.
Vaccines protect from preventable diseases. Vaccines are especially important for children because their immune systems are not as strong as those in adults. As a preventative health measure, various vaccines are strongly recommended for school and for many different occupations.
Vaccine charts, also called immunization charts, are schedules developed by health organizations that indicate when people should be vaccinated.
The influenza vaccine, better known as a flu shot, is a vaccination that protects against influenza. Typically offered in the fall
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hepatitis B is a type of hepatitis, a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is a serious illness that can cause lasting damage. Hepatitis B is caused from contact with infected bodily fluids. Symptoms include jaundice, nausea, vomiting, dark urine and abdominal pain. Some people get hepatitis B and have no symptoms. You can protect yourself with the hepatitis B vaccine.
Tetanus is a bacterial infection that produces toxins that affect the nervous system, causing severe muscle stiffness. Tetanus spores are commonly found in soil, manure and dust. They enter the body through cuts, scratches and wounds caused by nails or other sharp metal objects. Symptoms include muscle spasms or tightness in the neck, jaw (lockjaw), arms, legs, and abdomen, difficulty swallowing, high fever, sweating, heart palpitations and high blood pressure.
The tetanus vaccine is typically given early in childhood, as part of the Tdap vaccine. Because the vaccine’s protection decreases over time, adults should get a tetanus booster shot at least every ten years. If you suffer a cut or puncture wound, your healthcare provider may recommend a booster—especially if you don’t remember when you had your last tetanus shot.
Everest Urgent Care offers convenient and affordable tetanus shots. Whether you’re concerned about a recent injury that might be infected or you’re just due for a booster, visit one of our Everest Urgent Cares. No appointment is necessary.
The Tdap vaccine, offered at Everest Urgent Care, protects children age seven and older from diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.
Travel & other vaccines
Everest Urgent Care carries the above vaccines plus we understand that vaccination for some travel is imperative. We understand that this is a crucial part of your travel planning and we stock a majority of travel immunizations at all times. Contact us for your travel vaccination needs.