Stay On Track of the Vaccines You Need
Vaccinations & Immunizations. Staying up to date on all of your vaccines and immunizations will help keep you healthy. Vaccinations are specially formulated to trigger the production of antibodies causing your body to build up immunity to one or more diseases. This means when you come into contact with a particular disease your body recognizes it and is better prepared to fight it off.
Tamayo Medical Center Urgent Care provides standard vaccinations that help protect you against a number of harmful diseases. Vaccines are never 100% guaranteed to prevent infection but are proven to greatly limit your risk of infection as well as reduce severity if you do become infected.
We are here to help you stay on track of the vaccines you need. If you are not sure if you need a certain vaccine, a simple blood test can detect the appropriate answer. Contact Tamayo Medical Center Urgent Care. Walk-ins are welcomed and appointments are never required.
Who Needs Vaccinations?
Everyone needs vaccinations at different times throughout life including young children, the elderly and everyone in between. Some antibodies remain with you forever, while others fade over time. This is why some vaccinations are only required once in a lifetime, while others should be administered regularly every so many years. For instance, the flu shot must be given annually to remain effective, largely because new flu strains arrive every year.
The CDC highly recommends certain vaccinations including influenza (flu), tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. It is recommended for older adults to get vaccinated against shingles and pneumococcal disease. If you are diabetic it is recommended to get a vaccine against hepatitis B. There are also optional vaccines such as Gardasil, which protects against HPV (human papilloma virus), a known contributor to certain cancers.
Tamayo Medical Center Urgent Care is here to help you stay on track of the vaccines you need. If you are ever unsure if you need a certain vaccine or not, a simple blood test can detect the appropriate answer.
Our goal at Tamayo Medical Center & Urgent Care is to become your primary source for vaccine information, education and administration.