Low-Cost Immunizations and Vaccinations Clinic Q&A
Immunizations are one of the most beneficial tools for disease management. Getting proper immunizations at the right time significantly reduces the risk of developing and spreading life-threatening diseases. Not only does this help protect you, but it also keeps your family, neighbors, and loved ones safe. If you or someone you know needs an immunization, come to Fast Aid Urgent Care, Dr. Curtis Grote, MD, and his team will provide you with the appropriate treatment. For more information, contact us or join the virtual line. We have convenient locations to serve you in Bulverde Rd San Antonio TX, Bastrop TX, Alamo Ranch San Antonio TX, La Grange TX, Leon Springs San Antonio TX, New Braunfels TX, Potranco Road San Antonio TX, and Dripping Springs TX.
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What are the types of immunization?
What are the most common immunizations?
What is the difference between immunization and vaccination?
Why are immunizations so important?
Need to find a nearby medical clinic for quick and affordable vaccinations?
Welcome to Fast Aid Urgent Care, a team of reliable, compassionate family physicians who have convenient locations in Bulverde Rd San Antonio TX, Bastrop TX, Alamo Ranch San Antonio TX, La Grange TX, New Braunfels TX and Leon Springs San Antonio TX. Our clinic happily provides a wide variety of services including physical exams, diabetes management, allergy treatment, STD testing, immunizations, and much more. One of the common reasons people come into our clinic is for preventative healthcare. Immunizations are an incredibly important resource to prevent disease from rapidly spreading and causing dangerous complications. Please continue reading down below to learn more about the immunization services at Fast Aid Urgent Care!
The six main types of immunizations include:
– Inactivated Vaccines
Inactivated vaccines are specific types of vaccines that kill disease-causing germs. They contain dead strains of a virus or bacteria to trigger an immune response. Inactivated vaccines are used to protect against the flu, rabies, polio, and hepatitis A.
– Live-Attenuated Vaccines
These types of vaccines contain a weakened live version of the disease-causing germ or virus. This helps you build a strong immune response against certain illnesses. Live-attenuated vaccines are used to protect against rotavirus, smallpox, chickenpox, measles, mumps, and rubella.
– Subunit Vaccines
This type of vaccine uses a very specific part of the disease-causing germ to help build strong immunity. Subunit vaccines are used to protect against shingles, Hib, hepatitis B, HPV, whooping cough, meningococcal disease, and pneumococcal disease.
– Toxoid Vaccines
Toxoid vaccines use toxins created by viruses and bacteria to help create immunity to certain parts of the germs that cause disease. They are used to protect against tetanus and diphtheria.
– mRNA Vaccines
These types of vaccines trigger an immune response by producing special antibodies. mRNA vaccines are used to protect against coronavirus, influenza, rabies, cytomegalovirus, and Zika virus.
– Viral Vector Vaccines
This type of vaccine modifies the original virus and uses a vector to protect against the actual virus. Viral vector vaccines are used to protect against measles, adenovirus, influenza, and vesicular stomatitis virus.
The most common immunizations to help protect children and adults against serious illnesses include:
– Hepatitis B
– Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
– Human Papillomavirus
– Pneumococcal Diseases
– Whooping Cough
– Haemophilus influenzae Type B
– Chicken Pox
Vaccination is the term used to describe receiving a vaccine whereas immunization refers to the actual process of building immunity through becoming vaccinated. Though slightly different in their meanings, these terms are often used interchangeably. If the term immunization is being used, this means receiving a vaccine to protect you against certain diseases by triggering an immune response.
We always want the best for our children, we try to stay clean and keep them away to prevent them from getting sick or getting in contact with germs, which exist a lot today. Today most schools and some day cares require your child to be vaccinated. They ask for immunization records. Vaccinations kill diseases that can hurt us and our children. Visit us today at Fast Aid Urgent Care in San Antonio, TX and Bastrop TX and get you or your child vaccinated to be safe.
Fast Aid Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic and is open 7 days a week with extended hours, which is very convenient for many people who work late hours or whose primary doctors aren’t available. Some of the immunizations we offer are Flu shots, TB (Tuberculosis) and TD (Tetanus & Diphtheria). We accept most major insurances and also accept non-insured patients. See our specials page for more details. Our San Antonio clinic is located at 17910 Bulverde Rd #115, San Antonio, TX 78259 next to Valencia Nail & Spa and Smoothie King. Our Bastrop clinic is located at 1670 Highway 71 East, Ste D Bastrop, TX 78602 between Emile St and College St.
Not only do we offer immunizations, but we also provide medical attention for other non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Please take a look at our Patient Services page to find out more. Visit us today and let us handle the rest. You will be feeling better in no time. Walk in today, there are no appointments needed, or call your nearest location for more details. We serve patients from Bulverde Rd San Antonio TX, Windcrest TX, Selma TX, Bastrop TX, Paige TX, Smithville TX, Alamo Ranch San Antonio TX, Leon Valley TX, Helotes TX, La Grange TX, Rabbs Prairie TX, Halsted TX, Leon Springs TX, Fair Oaks Ranch TX, Cross Mountain TX, New Braunfels TX, Hunter TX, Zorn TX, Potranco Road San Antonio TX, Rio Medina TX, Rolling Oaks Estates TX, Dripping Springs, TX, Saddletree Ranch TX, and Belterra TX.