Immunizations & Vaccinations

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.

Immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis Bmmuni
  • Hepatitis A + B
  • Meningitis
  • Tdap
  • Polio
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles

Travel Immunizations:

  • Yellow Fever and Yellow Card Certificate
  • Typhoid Fever (oral and injectable)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A and B (Twinrx)
  • Polio
  • Meningitis (Menactra)
  • Flu
  • MMR
  • Rabies (next day availability)

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.

Influenza

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 Shots

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.

Tdap vaccine

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.

Immunizations

Immunization is the process that happens in the human body when a vaccination is received. Immunization prepares your immune system to fight off the diseases included in the vaccine. Many people use the word immunization interchangeably with vaccination, but they are not the same thing.
There are a wide variety of immunizations available for painful, dangerous and life-threatening diseases. Immunizations help reduce the incidence of preventable diseases. This preventive measure saves lives, keeps healthcare costs down and allows healthcare providers to focus attention on people in need of care. A series of immunization charts, created by healthcare professionals, show when people should be vaccinated. You can find them on the CDC’s website HERE.
Many people get an immunization at the doctor’s office from a nurse or other healthcare professional. If you or someone in your family needs an immunization with the vaccines listed above, you do not have to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. The healthcare professionals at Everest Urgent Care conveniently offer many common vaccinations for children and families. No appointment is necessary. We are open extended hours, 7 days a week.