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Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month With AFC

Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month With AFC

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and AFC Urgent Care encourages you to stop in to ensure you and your family are up-to-date on your vaccinations. As the best defense against many serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, it is recommended that people stay current with vaccines. Take the time, either during your annual checkup or during a specific visit just for vaccines, to learn more from your healthcare provider or primary care physician.

Vaccinations Can Save Lives

In today’s world, many of the deadliest diseases can be stopped in their tracks by a preventative childhood vaccination. Immunization shots are a safe way to protect kids from diseases such as polio, the measles, meningitis and more. These vaccinations are important for your child’s health, and now, you don’t have to go through the hassle of making an appointment with a general practitioner to receive your shots. Just visit an AFC location near you to be promptly treated by a qualified professional at your convenience.

Common Vaccinations by Age Group

Children Under 6

Teens

Adults

Seniors

  • Varicella
  • DTaP
  • HIB
  • Hep A&B
  • Flu
  • MMR
  • IPV
  • PCV
  • RV
  • PCV
  • HPV
  • Meningitis
  • Tdap
  • Flu
  • Flu
  • Td or Tdap
  • Hep A&B
  • Flu
  • Shingles
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Pneumonia

Flu Vaccination

Getting a flu vaccination annually is a good way to help protect yourself from the more dangerous strains of influenza. Many clinics, including AFC, start making flu vaccinations available towards the end of August. So plan ahead and avoid the rush by scheduling yours before the busy flu season.

Don’t Forget About Booster Shots

Many people believe that after the initial round of shots as a young child, they are set for life. That is not the case in many circumstances. Some shots need boosters to maintain effectiveness. Some colleges even require specific immunizations to enroll. Stop in your local AFC and make sure you are protected and up-to-date.

Going Abroad? Get Travel Vaccines Ahead of Time

If you are preparing for an overseas trip, it’s a good idea to plan on a trip to AFC to make sure your vaccinations are in order. You want to enjoy your vacation, not spend your time in a foreign hospital. And many countries even require additional immunizations that can help protect you from region-specific diseases. Contact AFC to learn more about travel vaccinations before venturing abroad.

Contact AFC Urgent Care to learn more and get the vaccinations you need to stay healthy and happy. Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month at www.vaccines.gov