Immunizations give your immune system the strength it needs to protect you from contagious diseases. At Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER Care in Orlando, Florida, The team provides personalized immunization schedules to protect your health. The urgent care clinic can also administer prompt immunizations for the flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, and shingles. Call or schedule your immunization appointment online today. Walk-ins are welcome.
Immunizations, also called vaccinations, help your body protect you from diseases. Vaccines are medical treatments given as a shot or nasal spray that contains a weakened or dead germ.
When introduced into your body, your immune system recognizes the germ from the vaccine as harmful and creates antibodies against it. Antibodies are a type of protein that fights diseases so you don’t get sick or become seriously ill.
If you come in contact with the germ at another point in time, your immune system remembers the germ and uses those antibodies to fight it off, protecting you from the virus.
Your primary care provider can help you determine when you need immunizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific guidelines for when you should get vaccines during childhood and adulthood.
With some immunizations, you’ll only need them once. However, you may need booster shots to rebuild your immunity against a germ every 10 years or so, or annual immunizations for germs that have the ability to change from year-to-year.
Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER Care provides immunizations for the flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, and shingles.
The flu is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory system. This virus changes from year-to-year and you need an annual flu vaccine to stay protected.
During flu season, Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER Care provides the flu vaccine for patients as long as supplies last.
Pneumococcal disease (pneumonia) is a common illness in young children. However, older adults may have a higher risk of developing pneumonia and becoming seriously ill.
Symptoms can develop rather quickly and cause fatigue, coughing, high fever, chills, and chest pain. Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER offers the pneumococcal vaccine for both children and adults.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the acute respiratory syndrome SARS-CoV-2, a novel virus discovered in late 2019. This virus is highly contagious and can make certain individuals very sick.
The COVID-19 vaccine helps protect you from getting severe complications. Like the flu, the virus that causes COVID is changing and you may need regular vaccines to protect yourself and others from getting too sick.
The CDC recommends adults 50 and older get the shingles vaccine to protect them from shingles, a disease that occurs from reactivation of chickenpox. Shingles affect the nervous system and may cause severe pain or permanent nerve damage.
To find out more about immunizations at Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER Care, call or schedule an appointment online today. Walk-ins and telemedicine consultations are welcome.