Every year there are a number of diseases and illnesses that make the rounds. They go from state to state, sometimes starting overseas, and they eventually find their way to New York City – and to your home. Vaccines can help protect you against some of them, and this will help you stay healthy longer.
Get Shots at the Clinic
In south Brooklyn, at the Quality First Urgent Care center, you can obtain the various vaccines you need. Typical shots include flu, measles, and shingles. These are available simply by asking for them, and a prescription may not be required.
Shots for Children
Before a child can go to school, they are required to have certain immunizations. Getting these shots will help protect your child from the illnesses that may be going around the classroom; or, if your child does get the illness, a shot will often cause reduced symptoms and can help prevent other children from getting it.
The tetanus vaccine should be obtained throughout your life. While it is usually given to you as a child, it is necessary to receive a booster vaccine every 10 years. Its goal is to prevent lockjaw, which can be fatal. It is usually combined with diphtheria and pertussis, to help prevent you from getting those diseases, too.
Before going overseas, it will be necessary to show that you have received certain shots. Depending on where you are going, shots may be needed for malaria and other diseases that may be encountered in your travels, such as Zika.
Staying healthy while traveling often requires that specific information be provided to you prior to visiting another country. You will need to know certain things to avoid, how to prevent malaria if you are going to a country that has it, or other diseases that may come from mosquitoes (such as Zika, dengue, and yellow fever). You will also need to learn what to do if you get it, and come back to the United States.
Some Immunizations Are Given to Older Children
Although a young child will receive some vaccinations, there are also some that are not given until the child is seven years of age or older. These contain stronger doses against whooping cough and diphtheria, as well as tetanus.
Every year there is going to be flu going around. It will be different varieties each year and the researchers do not always get it right. However, flu shots are generally a good idea, because they often will help minimize the symptoms. Without a flu shot, seniors and children are the most susceptible, and many people will need to be hospitalized because of the flu, and some people will die every year from it.
Shots for Seniors
Seniors also need special protection against specific diseases. Their often weakened immune systems make them more prone to problems with certain diseases, such as pneumonia, shingles, and the flu. Shots for each of these illnesses are available at the Quality First Urgent Care Center.
You can get the various vaccines that you or your child needs at the Quality First Urgent Care center in south Brooklyn. It is open from 11:00am until 11:00pm each day, every day of the year – including all holidays.
6010 Bay Parkway, 9th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204