Vaccinations can protect us from certain diseases and help keep our populations healthy. Most states require children to get certain vaccinations before starting school and many colleges require students to show proof of vaccinations before starting their college careers. If you are looking for vaccinations in Hickory, NC, FastMed on Conover Boulevard West offers a wide range of vaccinations and is available 7 days a week with no appointment.
Vaccinations – What You Should Know:
What vaccines are typically recommended for children?
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Pneumococcal disease (PCV)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis A (HepA)
- Polio (IPV)
- Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Meningococcal (MCV4)
How do vaccines work?
Vaccines work with a body’s natural defenses to develop immunity to certain diseases.
Do adults need to get vaccinated?
Yes. Annual flu shots and pneumonia vaccines are a good way to prevent illness in adults. Some other vaccinations may be recommended for adults who did not receive certain vaccines as children. Speak with a healthcare professional if you have questions.
Who should not get vaccinated?
The CDC recommends that most people get vaccinated to ensure their own health and those around them. However, people with cancer, lymphoma or leukemia and women who are pregnant are advised against live vaccines (Talk to your provider about inactivated vaccines for more info).
FastMed Urgent Care in Hickory, NC, offers vaccinations, preventive care, sports medicine, occupational health services and more. Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, FastMed is a clear choice for anyone looking for great healthcare in Hickory and surrounding areas. Call us today!