The most effective way to prevent infection and severe outcomes caused by viruses is vaccination. It is important for people at higher risk of serious influenza complications, and for people who live with or care for high risk individuals.
Vaccines teach your body how to defend itself against germs, such as viruses and bacteria.
- They expose you to a very small, safe amount of viruses or bacteria that have been weakened or killed.
- Your immune system learns to identify and attack the infection if you are exposed to it later in life.
- As a result, you will not become ill, or you may have a mild infection. This is the natural way to deal with infections.
Types Of Vaccines
At Summit Urgent Care we offer the following vaccines.
- Tetanus (Td)
- Tetanus Diphtheria (Tdap)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Flu shots
Need For Vaccines
After getting the Tdap vaccine as a preteen or teen, adults need to get a Td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years to stay protected. For adults who didn’t get Tdap as a preteen or teen, the easiest thing to do is to get Tdap instead of their next regular Td booster.
For a few weeks after the birth, babies need some protection from germs that cause diseases. This protection is passed on from their mother through placenta. But after a short time span, the natural protection goes away.
Vaccines can help prevent infections that can cause serious or life-threatening illnesses and may lead to lifelong health problems. Because of vaccines, many of these illnesses are now rare.
At our Summit Urgent Care walk in clinics, we provide many vaccine solutions for you and your child’s safety and convenience.
When you need to see a doctor NOW for injury or illness, Summit Urgent Care is convenient and available without an appointment, 7 days a week. 365 Days a Year! We have locations in East Point, Newnan, and Fayetteville, GA. Servicing the nearby cities of Sharpsburg, Peachtree City, College Park. Every member of our team, from board-certified doctors has the same patient focus and is dedicated to delivering the best possible care.