Exer Urgent Care offers the following vaccines at all of our clinics:
- DTAP and TDAP
- Flu Shots (seasonally)
Vaccinations help protect not only us but also our loved ones from a whole host of deadly diseases. At Exer Urgent Care, we know how critical it is to be protected from these devastating conditions. So, whether it’s a vaccination for school or work, we can help. We offer immunization shots for children, adolescents, teens, and adults.
Common Vaccinations / Immunizations
Tetanus is a very uncommon, but very serious disease. Tetanus is caused by spores from bacteria which can be found in the everyday environment. While tetanus is often associated with cuts from rusty metal many of these harmful bacteria and spores can commonly be found in the soil. These bacteria can find their way into the body through breaks in the skin, such as cuts or scrapes, and can create toxins which result in severe and painful muscle stiffness. Tetanus can result in serious health problems and even death, meaning it is crucial your entire family is vaccinated.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all adults receive the tetanus vaccine every 10 years. Many other vaccines, however, also protect against tetanus, including the DTaP and Tdap vaccines. If you receive one of these vaccines, you are also protected against tetanus.
DTaP and Tdap
The DTaP vaccine, also known as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccine, protects children from these serious diseases. This vaccine is similar to the Tdap vaccine, which is for both adolescents and adults but protects against the same diseases. Besides tetanus, both vaccines protect against diphtheria and pertussis, otherwise known as “whooping cough”.
Diphtheria is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract, which in those afflicted, can lead to swollen glands, sore throat, and weakness. More serious cases may also affect the heart or cause paralysis. Before vaccinations existed, diphtheria killed tens of thousands of children in the United States each year.
Also called whooping cough, pertussis is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract. Whooping cough is characterized by excessive fits of coughing. It is most life-threatening for infants, as coughing spells may be so intense, they struggle to eat, drink, and breathe.
The CDC recommends DTaP vaccinations for children at the following ages:
- Two months
- Four months
- Six months
- 15-18 months
- Four – six years
The CDC recommends the Tdap vaccine for adolescents at age 11 or 12. Those who have not previously received the Tdap vaccination should get one as soon as possible.
Flu Shots (seasonally)
Our clinics offer flu vaccines that help to prevent outbreaks of influenza. We encourage our patients to get their flu vaccines at least twice a year.
At Exer Urgent Care, we have different kinds of rapid flu tests to detect the presence of flu. These tests also help determine what type of influenza virus is responsible for your flu: Virus A or Virus B. Samples are usually taken from your nostrils and results and rapid results are provided within just 10-15 minutes.
Get Your Vaccinations Today
With 55 locations across Southern California, Exer Urgent Care makes it easy for you to get the vaccination services you need. With free parking, no appointment required, and a team of highly skilled doctors, we can provide you with convenient, fast, and reliable care.